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New Faces at 2011 Powwow

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by Mike Konz

Kearney, Nebraska — Last year’s powwow featured the Pawnee Tribe’s long lost cousins from North Dakota, the Arikara, but this year’s event will feature the Pawnee’s next-door neighbors, the Otoe-Missouria. “It’s an opportunity for the Otoe-Missouria to teach about their culture,” said Ronnie O’Brien, educational director for the Great Platte River Road Archway, where the 2011 powwow will unfold June 17-18.

As during the 2009 and 2010 powwows, the 2011 event will feature the colors, sights and sounds of Native American culture with an added emphasis on education. The opening day of the powwow will be reserved for the Otoe-Missouria visitors to teach about their tribe, its history, customs and lore. The second day will feature music, dancing, food, art and other popular powwow attractions. “The education day will allow is to take more time for in-depth learning,” O’Brien said. “We heard from so many people during our first powwows that they want to learn more.”

» Originally published on KearneyHub.com.

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February 6th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

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