The annual Pow Wow of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians takes place at the Strongheart Center in Peshawbestown (on M-22 north of Suttons Bay) this Friday-Sunday (Aug 18-20). The event features native singers, dancers and artists and includes traders’ booths and food booths. For more information, please call (231) 271-4104 or (231) 995-0313.
The Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great article on what a pow wow is all about that includes a quotation by Steve Feringa, chairman of the Peshawbestown Powwow committee: “A powwow is a social gathering, itâ€™s not a sacred gathering per se. Weâ€™re trying to bridge that gap in our community between Native and non-Native in all kinds of ways. Powwow is a great thing that brings everyone in and gives all different people a chance to know each other.”
Last year’s Leelanau Enterprise featured A return home to Peshawbestown, the story of 85-year-old Delia Morgan and her memories of life in Peshawbestown in the early 1900s. This one is highly recommended as well!
Photo credit: Backdress by Jeff Kubina