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Our next event is our 48th Annual Homecoming Powwow at 4-H Camp Marshall, 92 McCormmick Road, Spencer, Massachusetts of Rt-31)


Pow-wows:  Traditionally, the American Indianist Society sponsors two major pow-wows. One is held during the Memorial Day Weekend at the end of May and the other during Columbus Day Weekend in October.  These coincide with the three day holiday weekends.  Throughout the year, there are many pow-wows which are supported by members of the American Indianist Society.
 
Craft Shows: At pow-wows members display their own craft work and study the craftwork of others.  The shows are usually held in the arbor and the craftwork is displayed on blankets or benches. Ribbons are awarded, but awards are really secondary to the learning potential presented to those who attend the show.
 
Educational Seminars:  Periodically, the American Indianist Society sponsors or assists at workshops and seminars on various craft techniques, dance steps, specific regalia, and singing.  These workshops are announced in our newsletter, Talking Leaves.
 
Artifact Sales:  Besides being a fund raiser for our organization, artifact sales are one way to recycle items not needed or outgrown with the intention of making them available to someone looking to put an outfit together and could use a good deal.  Persons who present items for the artifact sale may either donate the item to our organization or receive a percentage of the final auction price with the proceeds going into our general fund.
 
Marie Radice Award:  This award is presented for excellence in Native American craftwork and research.  Marie had been making Native American regalia for many years and she was known for her intensive research and precise attention to detail.  Marie's craftwork sets a standard of excellence we should strive to achieve.  This award is now given in her memory.
 
Fashion Shows: In addition to craft shows, fashion shows display the rich variety of American Indian regalia.  This show can inspire you to dreate your own clothes or can provide ideas and techniques as to how to improve your own clothing projects.

2016 Homecoming Powwow
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Updated 7/8/2016

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Hall Opens at 11:00 am (Traders can Set-up)
Registration opens at NOON
Event Fees:
For Members: Adults 18+ $5.00, Youth 13-17 $3.00, Under 12 $1.00
For Non-members: Adults 18+ $9.00, Youth 13-17 $6.00, Under 12 $3.00
Children's Activities from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Gourd Dance at 2:00 pm including Head Gourd Dancer Giveaway
Pot Luck Dish Supper at 5:00 pm -- Bring something to share
Grand Entry at 7:00 pm including Head Dancers Giveaways and Best Dressed Contests

Limited camping available around Andrews Hall from Saturday NOON until Sunday NOON

No camping on lower fields

No Electrical hook-ups available

Bring a cooler and snacks as there are no food vendors available on-site

Powwow contacts:
Andrew Koss <abkoss@verizon.net>
Greg Wood <gregbwood@gmail.com>
Vendor's Contact Paula Wood <woodp@live.com>

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