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Intertribal Powwow celebrates Native Traditions at Port Royal

 

 Native Cultural CircleClarksville, TN – This past weekend, October 8th and 9th, hundreds of people descended on Port Royal State Park to attend the 19th Annual Intertribal Powwow and 10th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk.

The event kicked off with the Trail of Tears Memorial Walk which symbolizes the return of Native Americans via the trail that took them to the Oklahoma Territories in the 1830s. During that time around 125,000 Native Americans were resettled into Indian territory which is around modern-day Oklahoma.

Native American Cultural Circle's 19th Annual Intertribal Powwow

Native American Cultural Circle’s 19th Annual Intertribal Powwow

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Clarksville’s Native American Cultural Circle to hold 18th Annual Intertribal Powwow at Port Royal October 10th and 11th

 

Clarksville, TN – The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville will be holding their 18th annual Intertribal Powwow on October 10th and 11th; 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.

Native American Fancy Shawl Dancers

Native American Fancy Shawl Dancers

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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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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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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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