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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation charges Dickson Man in death of 18 Month Old Girl

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today charged a Dickson, Tennessee  man responsible for the death of an 18-month-old girl after he dropped her off deceased to her mother’s aunt’s home this morning stating he had fallen on her.

Edward Benesch, 26, of 620 Rocky Drive, was charged with one count of reckless homicide and one count of child abuse for the death of 18-month-old Somara Smith.

Edward Benesch charged with reckless homicide in death of 18th Month Old Girl.

Edward Benesch charged with reckless homicide in death of 18th Month Old Girl.

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The Native Cultural Circle’s Powwow offers wonderful adventures

 

As a first time attendee to a Native American Powwow, I was not quite sure what to expect. I thought I would see some beautiful costumes and dances but I was pleasantly surprised at the array of adventures I had in store.

The 13th Annual Clarksville Area Intertribal Powwow, sponsored by the Native Cultural Circle (NCC), was held Saturday and Sunday in the next to Port Royal State Park. A Powwow is a gathering of Native Americans and friends to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Native Peoples of the Americas.

Cars stream into the Powwow as a Fancy Shawl Dancer performs in the circle

Cars stream into the Powwow as a Fancy Shawl Dancer performs in the circle

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Come out and experience another culture right in your back yard with the NCC Powwow

 

Clarksville, TN – The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville will be holding their 13th annual Intertribal Powwow on October 9th and 10th; the festivities begin around 9:00am on Saturday, and 10:00am on Sunday. The Grand Entry that officially opens each day begins around Noon. Come out and take part in a two day celebration of Native American Culture and traditions. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cold wet weather could not drown out the spirit at the 2009 NCC Intertribal Powwow

 

ncclogoThe Native Cultural Circle closed out their 12th Annual Intertribal Powwow Sunday. The Powwow showcases the culture, heritage, and traditions of all Native Americans. The Powwow opened Saturday morning with the third annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk.

The walk remembers the plight of the Native Americans forced from their ancestral homes to the Indian territory in what became the State of Oklahoma. Diary records of the removal mentioned Port Royal, the last stop before leaving Tennessee, as an encampment site where the Cherokee stayed to re-supply, grind corn and rest. Hundreds of Cherokee died during their trip west, and thousands more perished as a consequence of relocation.

The third annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk

The third annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk

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Clarksville’s NCC 12th Annual Intertribal Powwow Gearing Up

 

The 12th annual Clarksville Native Cultural Circle Intertribal Powwow is coming up this weekend! The third annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk will be held prior to the opening of the powwow on Saturday.

ncclogoThe chant begins and the drums follow, dancers enter the circle clad in bright colors, with open honest faces. They circle around once, twice, three times each dancer projecting their own clearly palpable welter of emotions. They exit the circle and the crowd gathers around them, it is a celebration. Welcome to the 12th annual Clarksville Native Cultural Circle Intertribal Powwow.

The Powwow showcases the culture, heritage, and traditions of all Native Americans. This years powwow is being held on October 10th and 11th . Located on Highway 238 in Port Royal, just past Port Royal State Park. The festivities start around 9:00 am on Saturday, and 10:00 am on Sunday. The Grand Entry which officially opens each day begins around Noon.

Everyone is welcome, it does not matter if you are a Native American or not! Being your family out and share in the fellowship that is such a huge part of Native American culture. Let the tranquility of the powwow grounds refresh your spirit.

One of the many traditional dances from the 2008 NCC Intertribal Powwow

One of the many traditional dances from the 2008 NCC Intertribal Powwow

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