Starting Friday, July 11, the 30th Great Mohican Pow-Wow will take place on the Mohican Reservation Camp & Canoe in Loundonville, Ohio. Guests of the Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast and visitors to Ohio's Amish Country are invited to make the short trip to experience this unique and valuable cultural experience.
A Pow-Wow is a Native American tradition of meeting together for dancing, singing, story-telling, and friendship building, much like a family reunion. Native Americans use this time to re-live the old ways of doing things and remember their ancestors, preserving and continuing their rich heritage. While the event is entertaining and open to the public, it is also a very important time for the performers, vendors, and other Native American tribe members present.
The Great Mohican Pow-Wow serves to celebrate the culture of the Mohican Native Americans living on the Mohican Reservation in Loundonville. The three-day event is full of musical performances, dancing, stories, and plenty of Native American vendors selling their authentic wares to visitors. Among those performing is the World Champion Hoop Dancer, Lowery Begay.
Since the event is as sacred as it is celebratory, the hosts of the Great Mohican Pow-Wow request that visitors ask permission before photographing dancers or other performers. In addition, no alcohol or drugs are permitted on site, and visitors are reminded to be respectful to the traditions and customs of the Native American people during the event.
Parking for the Great Mohican Pow-Wow is free. Admission at the gate is $8 for adults 13 and up, and $4 for children 12 and under. Passes are available for the weekend, and group rates are also negotiable upon special request. Performances and other events will be held from 10am until 6pm each day. Fore more information, visit www.mohicanpowwow.com
Submitted by Stephanie Winegar
June 28, 2014