The Nipmuck Indian Council of Chaubunagungamaug presented the 29th annual Nipmuck Pow Wow this weekend.
By 5pm on Saturday even with the cloudy skies and a chance of rain there were still over 200 people that attended the Pow Wow. Sunday was definitely the better day of the two. In fact by 2pm on Sunday 200 people had already been counted in through the gate as families came out to enjoy the sun and some local fun combined with some local history and Native American traditions.
There were displays of Native American crafts from many different tribes. Some artisans even worked as they displayed their works. There were leather crafts, dream catchers, and a variety of pieces displaying fine Indian bead work and handmade jewelry, all available for purchase. Vendors had everything from books about Native American traditions and crafts, herbs, beads, toy drums right up to fine and ceremonial clothing and other regalia.
No Pow Wow would be complete without authentic Indian drumming and dancing in the circle.
This year boasts a fine performance by several different drum cores.
If you got tired from dancing you could head over to the Coyote Grille for coffee or a cold beverage. The more adventurous were welcome to try a Buffalo Burger or an Indian Taco. If you don’t feel that adventurous there were plenty of menu items to choose from!