is many things. It's a time of celebration.
It's Indian singing. It's Indian dancing. It's Indian
food. It's a homecoming, a gathering of friends and families. But it's so much more....It's a feeling.
Powwows are centuries-old traditions for
many American Indian nations. Many of the customs for today's
powwows came from the
of the Great Plains. The buffalo was central to the Plains
of life. It was a source of food, clothing, covering for lodges
and many other items used in their day-to-day life. As the
migrated the plains, Indians followed. During the winter months,
traveling and hunting became very difficult, forcing the tribes
split up into small bands related by family or clan ties.
the bands would rejoin, coming together for
the major ceremonies of the tribe, and for the powwows. These
gatherings would bring together all the members of each tribe.
This was a
time for the sharing of stories about the great hunting feats and
parties, and a time for the telling of visions and the singing of songs
many powers and spoke of the deeds of fallen brothers and of ancestors
years. The powwows in the old days were a time of music, songs,
Today the spirit of the old powwows lives on. In
times the powwow has spread to most American Indian groups in the lower
states and southern Canada. There have even been powwows held on
American military bases in Iraq. A sense of "Pan-Indianism" has
developed; the clothing and much of the regalia that were once common
the Plains Indians, have been adopted in part or in whole by many
American Indians. Indian creek Productions, Inc. welcomes you to
powwow. We know that you will feel the spirit of the old time
you are here and maybe have enough left over to take home with you.