Loudonville, Ohio, August 23, 2013: Pow-Wow with the Mohicans September 20 – 22, 2013. This nationally acclaimed, authentic, Native American Pow-Wow has previously been named one of the top 100 events in the United States by the American Bus Association.
The 2013 show features Old Bridge Singers and Smoke Dancers in addition to the world champion hoop dancer and flute player of the year. Activities include: Native-American tomahawk throwing, fire-starting demonstrations, music, dancing, contests, eating, and powerful storytelling. Throughout the festivities, there are plenty of music and dance performances, contests and customary food and artisans.
Pow-Wows are celebrations that last for days. It is the coming together of Native tribes to honor ancestors and renew their traditions and heritage. It is a real cultural presentation – not a hobbyist show. It emphasizes lifestyles, fellowship and competition among tribes. It showcases custom dancing, colorful ceremonial dress, the passing down of songs, sharing of foods and storytelling. One of the most spectacular sights at an authentic Pow-Wow is the palate of color woven throughout the festivities.
In addition to the Native foods, stories, music, dancing and drum competitions, there are original Native-American creations by more than 40 traders, artisans, and crafters. Wares on display and for sales include pottery, bead working, knife making, silver-smithing, quill working, antler works, fur trading, wood and bone carving, leather work, basket weaving, paintings, and jewelry.
The Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow will be hosted by Mohican Reservation Campgrounds. This setting is nestled in secluded wooded hills lending well to the authenticity of the event. The camp location for the festivities is 23270 Wally Road South in Loudonville, Ohio.
Admission is $8/adult and $4/child with discounts for two and three day passes as well as for colleges, groups, scouts, teachers, seniors and veterans. For complete information or directions, phone 1-800-766-2267 or visit www.mohicanpowwow.com.