Tama hosting annual Pow Wow this weekend

Local Native Americans are inviting the public to an Intertribal Pow Wow this weekend at Tama Tribal Town in Grady County. Dancers from different tribes will officially open the Pow Wow during a “Grand Entry” scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Head Lady for the event is Reather Venable and Head Man is Tony Young. Host drum is Ride the Wheel and guest drum is Unity. Gates will open to the public at 5 p.m. Friday.
The weekend continues Saturday, Oct. 21, when the gates reopen at 9 a.m. and a flag raising ceremony takes place with the Muskogee Creek Honor Guard, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Grand Entry on Saturday will be held at 1 p.m. and then again at 7 p.m. Sunday’s Grand Entry is at 1 p.m. The public is invited to participate in a special ceremony, “Missing Man at the Table.”
The Living Village will be open all weekend. The Village is a replica of a Creek Village circa 1880s. Demonstrators will explain the use of primitive weapons and tools, clothing and housing and everyday activities of the Creek Indians who lived in southwest Georgia.
Singing Dove’s Kitchen will be open and selling Native American foods such as fry bread and Indian Tacos, as well as traditional American foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, curly fries, chips, soft drinks, water and sweet tea.
Vendors will have handmade Native American arts and crafts that may also be purchased.
Live entertainment will take place throughout the Pow Wow and between dancing. An auction is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m.
The cost to attend is $5 per vehicle, and handicap parking is available on request. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and well behaved. People are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for comfortable seating. For the safety of all, no alcohol, firearms or drugs are allowed.

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