Peshawbestown Pow Wow

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, it’s not a sacred gathering per se. We’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

4 replies
  1. william j. mogan
    william j. mogan says:

    my first pow wow was when the only thing standing on the land was an old school house- how i loved the great times we had then.

  2. Shawn
    Shawn says:

    A sacred experience for all.

    Note: you have the incorrect dates for this Pow Wow. Should be (August 14-16). Get it together and have someone proof your work in the future.

  3. laura
    laura says:

    Shawn, please note this post is from 2006. We try to highlight many events in Leelanau, but we can’t possibly hit all of them. Feel free to post this to our calendar next year, then we will be sure to have the correct information, and it will be included in our newsletters.

    Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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