Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

August 21, 2011

Thunder Mountain Lenape’ Nation’s 2011 Pow Wow Honors Young and Old


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

THUNDER MOUNTAIN LENAPE’ NATION’S

2011 POW WOW

HONORS YOUNG AND OLD

 

     While attending the Thunder Mountain Lenape’ Nation’s 13thAnnual Native American Festival held in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, yesterday, we were told that we lose much if we don’t acknowledge our young people—that kids and elders are not heard. 5199

Multigenerational participation in circle dance

      Native American respect for older person’s was demonstrated during an invitation for parents of Veterans to join the Veteran’s circle dance. An older woman with a cane began walking across the field. The leader entered the circle’s center to meet and greet her. He took her hand and aided her slow walk across the circle, taking her to her son. Mrs. Gallow’s (name may be wrong…if so, I will accept a correction) husband was a World War II veteran, and her three sons have served in the military. During the Veteran’s dance she stood under the canopy of pine boughs and watched the approximate forty-six participants—Veterans and parents of Veterans—dance.  

     It was evident throughout the Pow Wow that multi-generationalism is respected by the Native Americans.

Two boys perform a "Grass dance"Children accept bags for "Candy dance"

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 ADDITIONAL READING:

Colors Shine at Thunder Mountain Lenape’ Nation’s 2011 Pow Wow

THUNDER MOUNTAIN LENAPE NATION POWWOW (2008)

A Stained Glass Window in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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