- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 7, 2007

Powwows celebrate American Indian heritage through traditional tribal music, drumming, dance, story-telling, and arts and crafts. The Assateague People’s powwow in May was just the start of a summer’s worth of Indian cultural gatherings. For information about powwows throughout the United States see powwows.com and whisperingwind.com.

Here’s a brief local guide, by date.

m July 14-15 — Howard County 15th Annual Powwow and Show: Howard County Fairgrounds, 1022 Fairground Road, West Friendship, Md. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 15. Admission $5-$6. Call Barry Richardson at 252/257-5383 or e-mail powwow@vance.net.

m Aug. 24-26 — Baltimore American Indian Center 33rd Annual Intertribal Baltimore Pow-Wow: Patterson Park, 400 South Linwood Ave., Baltimore. 2-9 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 26. Admission $3-$10. Free to children under 5. Bring blankets and chairs. 410/675-3535 or baic.org.

m Sept. 8-9 — Nanticoke Indian Powwow: Just off Delaware Route 24 near Oak Orchard Road, near Millsboro in Sussex County. Check for powwow signs on Route 24. Noon-late afternoon Sept. 8; guests are asked to arrive early and bring chairs. 10 a.m.-late afternoon Sept. 9; worship service 10 a.m. Parking/admission $5. Free shuttle from parking lot to powwow site. 302/945-3400.

n Meanwhile, the Nanticoke Indian Museum at 27073 John J. Williams Highway (at routes 24 and 5 near Oak Orchard Road) is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during the summer months; call 302/945-7022. For information and background, see nanticokeindians.org.

— Stephen Goode

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