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Veterans Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

 

Written by Shannon Collins
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United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – In a proclamation, President Barack Obama said November is National Native American Heritage Month in honor of American Indians and Alaska Natives from hundreds of tribes who have shaped our national life.

He said their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country. During this heritage month, we honor their legacy.

Veterans from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom were welcomed into the ceremonial circle during the Veteran's Roll Call at the Native American Veterans Association's Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow in South Gate, Calif., Nov. 8th and 9th. More than 4,000 veterans represented their tribes and their respective military branches with inter-tribal music, dancing, arts and crafts and storytelling during the two-day event. (Marvin Lynchard/Department of Defense)

Veterans from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom were welcomed into the ceremonial circle during the Veteran’s Roll Call at the Native American Veterans Association’s Annual Veterans Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow in South Gate, Calif., Nov. 8th and 9th. More than 4,000 veterans represented their tribes and their respective military branches with inter-tribal music, dancing, arts and crafts and storytelling during the two-day event. (Marvin Lynchard/Department of Defense)

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Port Royal Powwow Attracts Hundreds

 

In the best attended event of the past several years, the 15th Annual Clarksville Area Intertribal Powwow held at the Port Royal State Historical Site attracted hundreds of visitors from the surrounding area. The Native Cultural Circle sponsors this event each year and donates sets of books about the life and customs of Native Americans to Montgomery County elementary schools with the proceeds.

Visitors see beautiful regalia worn by many Native Americans, most of whom spend from Friday night through Sunday night or Monday morning in tents on the Powwow Grounds.

The Head Lady Mayola Maizeand the Head Man Jesse Cross lead a dance

The Head Lady Mayola Maizeand the Head Man Jesse Cross lead a dance

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Clarksville’s Native American Cultural Circle to hold 15th Annual Intertribal Powwow at Port Royal this weekend

 

Clarksville, TN – The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville will be holding their 15th annual Intertribal Powwow on October 13th and 14th; 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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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 14th 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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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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