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American Indian Intertribal Powwow Returns September 29-30 to Jamestown Settlement
Submitted by Meghan Van Joosten

AIIP ImageWILLIAMSBURG, Va., August 30, 2018 – Jamestown Settlement, a museum of 17th-century Virginia history and culture, will once again present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and children's activities. Festivities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. include:

Powwow Singing and Dancing – A Grand Entry with a parade of dancers will take place at 12:30 p.m. each day in a dance circle on the museum mall, followed by an afternoon of singing and dancing until 4:30 p.m. The event will feature Lowery Begay (Diné) as emcee and Clark Stewart (Chickahominy) as arena director. The head male dancer will be Keith Anderson and head female dancer Nikki Bass, both of the Nansemond. Singers and drummers include White Buffalo (Lakota), Yapatoko (Haliwa-Saponi), Thunder Voice (Tuscarora), the Aztec Dancers and the Vietnam Era Veterans Inter Tribal Association color guard.

Music and Storytelling – Enjoy performances by Diné flute player Emerson Begay, and American Indian stories told by Grace Ostrum of the Accohannock each day.

Children's Activities – Children and families will have the opportunity to make and design their own American Indian rattles.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round, this daytime event is included with admission to Jamestown Settlement: $17.00 for adults and $8.00 for ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Parking is free. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. Dancers participating in the event receive free admission.

Jamestown Settlement is located on State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, just southwest of Williamsburg and adjacent to Historic Jamestowne.  For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement/powwow.


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