Cultural event - Cultural Event Reflection The cultural event I participated in was the universities Pow-Wow The event was called The Pow Wow of

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Cultural Event Reflection The cultural event I participated in was the universities Pow-Wow. The event was called The Pow Wow of Love. This event was held at the Jenison Field House on March 15- 16, 2008. I attended the event on Saturday. This event was hosted by The North American Indigenous Student Organization. A Pow-Wow is an event where American Indians gather for dancing, singing, visit friends, and relatives, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Most importantly the pow-wow is to remember and share traditions to preserve centuries of old heritage. The focal point of a pow- wow is dancing. The pow-wow begins with a grand entry. An eagle staff bearer and flag attendants enter the arbor or dance arena followed by dancers. Courtesy demands that everyone stand during the grand entry to show respect for the eagle feathers”. (“Dancing, drumming. ., n.d.)”. This part of the event is very similar to our culture where we stand and show respect when the National Anthem is being singed. I choose to attend the Pow-Wow because I am interested in many of their artifacts I have adorn my bedroom with dream catchers and some of their beaded jewelry. I would descriptive this event I as colorful and exciting. My experience at the Pow- Wow was a great one. There were a lot of Native Americans dressed in their pow- wow dance attire getting ready to perform, their ages ranged from 1 to 70. There was also booths were they were selling different types of traditional Native American food, I didn’t get to try ant but it smelled good. There were was also booth where they were selling different wood carving, jewelry, pictures and other thing that you could have or hang 1
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around the house. There was an area where you could learn some of the history of the different tribes that were their. My favorite part of the Pow wow was the contest, were people from different tribes came together to see who could do the tribal dance the best. The women jingle dancers was my favorite, what I liked about the dance was the clothing that the women had on it was very bright and colorful. Another dance I like was the women fancy shawl dance, it looked like some of the women were floating on air. They also have men dance groups who showed off their skills. They dance northern traditional and southern straight, grass and fancy dance but I missed some of them. I really liked the drum group, its something about the drums, when they played that were
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CEP, ISS 341, 215 taught by Professor Hussein,cartwright during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Cultural event - Cultural Event Reflection The cultural event I participated in was the universities Pow-Wow The event was called The Pow Wow of

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