15th Annual Warner Powwow Kicks Off

Jul 12, 2014

A collective dance, the Grand Entry.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

  Saturday marked the beginning of the annual intertribal powwow in Warner.

On the field next to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, craft vendor tents, participants and visiting families surround a wide meeting circle at the field’s center. Lynn Clark is the Executive Director of the museum.

“It’s our 15th anniversary powwow. It’s one of the larger powwows in New Hampshire and it’s a very family oriented event and it’s a great social event—as you hear everybody reconnecting. There’s people that I sometimes see just once a year at the pow wow. It’s great fun.”

Clark says people come from all over New England for the gathering. Some hail from as far as the Midwest.

The day’s events began with a Grand Entry, where dancers in traditional regalia enter the inner circle to tribal music. Native American veterans were given special recognition. Other attractions throughout the weekend include story-telling in the medicine woods and craft contests.