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Our last event was our Memorial Day Powwow Saturday & Sunday May 23-24, 2015 at 4-H Camp Marshall in Spencer, Massachusetts

Our next event is the Stratham Hill Powwow Saturday & Sunday August 15-16, 2015 at Stratham Hill Park, 270 Portsmouth Road, Stratham, New Hampshire {on Route-33}. Gates open at 11:00 am on both days. Saturday dance sessions at 12:30-4:30 pm and 6:30-9:30 pm. Sunday afternoon dance session at 12:00-5:00 pm. Host drums: IRON RIVER from Fall River, Massachusetts and FOUR WINDS from New Hampshire. Guest Drum BLACK THUNDER from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Other Drums welcome--please contact Jason Lantagne at 508-889-0582 or email jasonlantagne@yahoo.com. Camping available Friday & Saturday. Directions: from I-95 Exit 3 to Rt-33-West or from Rt-101 Ext 11 to Rt-108-North onto Rt-33-East. This Powwow is part of Stratham, New Hampshire's 300th Anniversary Celebration.







Our current event flyer appears below and may be downloaded.


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.

Stratham Hill Powwow Flyer
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This is our current flyer for the Stratham Hill Powwow

Please note that there is camping available for Friday and Saturday nights

Come see and enjoy Native American music, dance, food, traders, educational seminars and craft displays

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