A pow-wow (also powwow or pow wow) is a gathering of North America’s Native people. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning “spiritual leader”. A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event where both Native American/First Nations and non-Native American/First Nations people meet to dance, sing, socialize, and honor Native American/First Nations culture. There is generally a dancing competition, often with significant prize money awarded. Pow-wows vary in length from one day session of five to six hours to three days. Major pow-wow or pow-wows called for a special occasion can be up to one week long.
The term also has been used to describe any gathering of Native Americans of any tribe, and as such is occasionally heard in older Western movies. The word has also been used to refer to a meeting, especially a meeting of powerful people such as officers in the military. However, such use is sometimes viewed as disrespectful to Native culture.
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July 2015 events around Seattle
Burien Music in the Park July 9-Aug. 20 ... Native drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native American arts and crafts, traditional food. Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way, ...
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She is 5'6', 105lb and speaks with a strong accent. It is thought she will be wearing blue jeans, black boots and sweatshirt. She is known to carry a bag which has 'San Francisco Pow Wow' embroidered ...