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Leland Butler Jr., Kelly Sixkiller and San Poil Whitehead dance at the Siletz Pow Wow.

Pow Wow Weekend Planner

ICTMN Staff
8/9/13

The rhythm. The pulse of the drum reverberating on Mother Earth, tickling your feet through your moccasins. The circle of singers – some in their regalia – each pinching at that protrusion on their neck to give them that high pitch, find themselves instinctively grinning now and again. It’s the hour that prompts the smile – an ancient smirk. Like the dancers, the singers revel in these cherished moments. This is pow wow country, and here’s your pow wow list for this weekend.

For a complete list and related pow wow stories, go to ictmn.com/pow-wow.

Spirit of Nations Powwow and Heritage Festival

When & where: Aug. 10, Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee

For more information, go to Indiancreekproductions.com.

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22nd Annual Odawa Homecoming Pow Wow

When & where: Aug. 10-11, Odawa pow wow grounds, 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs

For more information, go to Odawahomecoming.weebly.com.

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Annual Nesika Illahee Pow Wow

When & where: Aug. 9-11, Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow Wow Grounds, Government Hill, Siletz, Oregon

For more information, go to Ctsi.nsn.us

Tre Jackson, wearing a traditional custom, dances at the Siletz Pow Wow. (Photo courtesy Thenewsguard.com.)

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