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Nanticoke Indian Association to celebrate 36th Annual Powwow Sept. 7 and 8

Aug 25, 2013
Source: Submitted Youth and adults gather for the Men's Fancy Dance at the Nanticoke Indian Association Powwow. The Fancy Dance is one of several Native American dances which will be featured at the Sept. 7 and 8 event.

The Nanticoke Indian Association will be holding the 36th Annual Powwow Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8. The powwow grounds are in the middle of a wooded area off Route 24, John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro.

Powwow signs will be posted along Route 24 between routes 113 and 1. Powwow grounds open at 10 a.m., and Grand Entry on Saturday will be at noon with the second dance session at 4 p.m. Sunday morning begins with a Worship Service at 10 a.m.; Grand Entry on Sunday is at 1 p.m. The 40 Native American crafts and food vendors open 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

All-day parking including admission is $10 per car; walk-in admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children, $5 for motorcycles, $25 for buses plus $2 for each person on the bus; the driver will have to collect individual fees. For more information, call 302-945-3400, email info@nantilcokeindians.org or visit nanticokeindians.org.

Parking information for handicapped accessibility: Attendees who are wheelchair users or have motorized wheelchairs will enter the powwow grounds on Mount Joy Road and will be directed to the parking area where unloading and access to seating is convenient. Unless otherwise directed, handicapped attendees who normally use the general powwow parking area will continue to do so if they are able to load their wheelchair and ride the tram to the powwow grounds. Special seating for these handicapped individuals will continue to be available and monitored by powwow staff.

A featured dance at the 36th Annual Powwow is the Men’s Fancy Dance. The Men’s Fancy Dance originated in the 1950s to attract and please powwow visitors. The dance is flashy, colorful and requires stamina, strength and coordination; therefore, it is usually performed by young men. Fancy Dance movement is faster than any other dance.

Lighthouse Catering is a sponsor for this year’s powwow.

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