Natchez Powwow March 29-30 at Grand Village - posted January 17, 2014
Traditional Native American dancing, singing, and fun come to the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians for the twenty-sixth annual Natchez Powwow on March 29 and 30. Last year more than 3,500 people attended the event.
“The Grand Village offers a truly unique setting for a powwow,” said Jim Barnett, director of the Grand Village. “We are proud to play a role in honoring the state’s Native American heritage.”
There will be gourd dancing, grand entry, and intertribal dancing both days. Tribes represented include the Choctaw, Commanche, Natchez, Osage, and Tonka. Dance groups include Gulf Coast Tiapiah (Texas), White Star (Indiana), and Wounded Warrior (Louisiana).
Steve Kinder of Gladstone, Missouri, will serve as master of ceremonies, and Darsh DeSilva of Round Rock, Texas, will be arena director. Head Singer Kevin Dawes from Baxter Springs, Kansas, will handle the Southern Drum. Pete Littlecook of Ponca City Oklahoma will be Head Gourd Dancer, and Tara Bryant from Goode, Virginia will be Head Lady Dancer.
Craft and food booths will open at 10 a.m. on March 29 and 11 a.m. on March 30. Bring your lawn chairs. Powwow participants are allowed to camp on the grounds. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages twelve and under. The Grand Village is located at 400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard, Natchez. For more information call 601-446-6502, or contact Powwow committee chairman Chuck Borum at 601-442-0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.