|May 16-18, 2014 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds
on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, Louisiana
TUNICA-BILOXI POW WOW SCHOOL PROJECT
The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee will present a series of free programs on
Native American culture for school children from Avoyelles, Rapides, and
surrounding parishes. The programs will be held at the Chief Joseph “Alcide”
Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville,
Louisiana, May 14 and 15, 2014. In case of inclement weather, the program will be
held in the Tunica-Biloxi gymnasium across from the pow wow grounds.
The presentation will cover various components of an inter-tribal pow wow
highlighting the historical, social, religious, and symbolic significance of its
activities. Adult and children native dancers will demonstrate the Round Dance
along with various other dance styles seen at pow wows throughout America.
Students will be encouraged to participate in the Round Dance, Two-step, and
other inter-tribal dances. The Alamoosic Lake Singers from the Penobscot
Reservation at Indian Island, Maine, and the Otter Trail Singers from Ardmore,
Oklahoma, will accompany dance demonstrations in northern and southern styles
during the program.
The program will include performances of Indian flute music, storytelling, and
traditional dances. Indian flute maker and player, Hawk Henries of a northeastern
Algonquin tribe called Nipmuc, returns to our celebration and to Education
Program this year. The program will also include a presentation of songs and
stories by the Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers. There will also be an
interactive presentation of Native American tools and toys set in a traditional home
This outreach program is a rare and valuable opportunity for students to learn
firsthand about Indian cultures from native people. The Native American
presenters will be displaying and selling handmade arts and crafts at the
conclusion of the programs.
There is limited amount of space for each program, so please make your
reservations early. Groups may choose from one of four programs that are 90
minutes in length and will begin at the following times:
Wednesday, May 14 9 A.M. & 11 A.M.
Thursday, May 15 9 A.M. & 11 A.M.
For reservations contact Sharon Reed at (800)946-1946, Ext. 1923
Groups interested in scheduling a tour of the Tunica-Biloxi museum at the Tunica-
Biloxi Cultural & Educational Resources Center may call (318) 253-9767.