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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

October 12 & 13, 2019, at Jamestown Settlement
American Indian Intertribal Powwow Event Features Song and Dance, Storytelling and Children’s Activities

Jamestown Settlement’s American Indian Intertribal Powwow will return on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2019, with song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and children’s activities.

Programs this year highlight American Indian women with special performances, speakers and more. Special event is held in conjunction with 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

Weekend event activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. include:

Singing & Dancing

A Grand Entry with a parade of dancers will take place at 12:30 p.m. each day in a dance circle on the museum mall, followed by an afternoon of singing and dancing until 4:30 p.m. The event will feature Lowery Begay of the Diné as emcee and Clark Stewart of the Chickahominy as arena director.

The head man dancer will be Keith Anderson of the Nansemond and head female dancer Nikki Bass of the Nansemond.

Singers and drummers include host Southern drum Red Blanket (Nanticoke, Lenape, Haliwa-Saponi, Mohawk) and host Northern drum Turtle Clan (Chickahominy), and the Vietnam Era Veterans Inter Tribal Association color guard.

Flute Music

Enjoy performances by Diné flute player Emerson Begay.

Storytelling

Grace Ostrum of the Accohannock will present American Indian stories each day.

Powwow drummers at Jamestown Settlement

Children’s Activities

Children and families will have the opportunity to make and design their own American Indian rattles.

Vendors

Vendors on the museum mall will have a selection of American Indian artwork, pottery and quillwork available for purchase.


About Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement, an official partner of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, is a year-round stage for special exhibitions, events and programs honoring the 400th anniversary of key historical events in Virginia in 1619.

Jamestown Settlement, administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, features world-class exhibitions, immersive galleries and films, and interactive living-history experiences in re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, three 1607 ships and a 1610-14 fort. The museum connects visitors with the lives of the Powhatan, English and west central African cultures that converged at 17th-century Jamestown.

Admission, Directions & Hours

Jamestown Settlement, located at State Route 31 and the Colonial Parkway (2110 Jamestown Road), is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Museum admission is $17.50 for adults, $8.25 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. A value-priced combination ticket with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is $26.00 for adults and $12.50 for ages 6-12.

Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. Parking is free. For more information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.

Dancers participating in the “American Indian Intertribal Powwow” event receive free admission.

The special event is sponsored in part by James City County and 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.

Updated July 2019