Creek Indian Pow Wow

Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 21, 2016



The Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama is conducting its annual Pow Wow this weekend on the campus of Troy University.

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Friday was school day and children from around the state were in attendance. The public is invited to attend the Pow Wow from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. today on in the area adjacent to Trojan Arena. Admission and parking are free.

A Pow Wow is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning “spiritual leader.”  A modern Pow Wow is a specific type of event for Native American/First Nations people to meet and dance, sing, socialize and honor their cultures.

The Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama Pow Wow is held to educate others about the Creek heritage and culture.

The gates open today at 8:30 a.m. with demonstrations, educational stations and children’s activities beginning at 8:50 and continuing throughout the day.

The Lunding Bear presentation on anti-drug prevention is set for 10 a.m. Students who attend the presentation will receive a small gift.

The Lowery Begay Hoop Dance and intertribal dancing will be from 10:15 until 11 a.m.

During the lunch hour, visitors to the Pow Wow will be invited to enjoy the Ryan Little Eagle Concert.

Intertribal dancing will begin at 1 p.m. with competition dancing at 2 p.m. The Retirement of the colors will close the pow wow at 5:45 p.m.