Powwow in Canton
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The 25th anniversary of the Cherokee County Indian Festival will include old friends, competitors and performers along with some newer showcases. The festival is May 10 and 11 at Boling Park in Canton. <br> Special to the Tribune
The 25th anniversary of the Cherokee County Indian Festival will include old friends, competitors and performers along with some newer showcases. The festival is May 10 and 11 at Boling Park in Canton.
Special to the Tribune
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The festival will include singers, dancers and performers, warriors on horseback with a special new warrior debut and Aztec dancers.
The festival will include singers, dancers and performers, warriors on horseback with a special new warrior debut and Aztec dancers.
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Chipa Wolf rides Wiley. Wiley is a Leopard Appaloosa and a special guest to this year’s powwow arena. Warrior on horseback has become a mainstay at Rolling Thunder events as horses and warriors are synonymous with Native America. However, the American Indian did not obtain horses until around 1540 by way of the Spaniards who brought them through Mexico.
Chipa Wolf rides Wiley. Wiley is a Leopard Appaloosa and a special guest to this year’s powwow arena. Warrior on horseback has become a mainstay at Rolling Thunder events as horses and warriors are synonymous with Native America. However, the American Indian did not obtain horses until around 1540 by way of the Spaniards who brought them through Mexico.
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CANTON — The 25th annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Powwow is set for May 10 and 11 at Boling Park in Canton.

This year’s event is dedicated to good medicine and the healers of the world, said Indian Festival organizers.

The event is put on by Rolling Thunder Enterprises and is May 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Powwow and festival is designed “To share Cherokee County’s rich history through entertainment, education and cultural fellowship while stimulating reverence and respect for the diversity of our great country,” said promoters in a release.

The powwow and festival will feature Native American dance exhibitions with competition dance-offs for

cash and prizes.

The grand entry will be at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The emcees are Cleto Montelongo of Cherokee, N.C., and Woody Richards of Pine Ridge, S.D.

Native American cuisine such as buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps, Indian fry-bread and more will be available for purchase and native arts and crafts will be for sale.

Other attractions include singers, dancers and performers, warriors on horseback with a special new warrior debut and Aztec dancers.

Displays include tipis, wigwams and a living Indian village, a Northern Plains encampment and a Muscogee Creek settlement.

Primitive skills such as flint knapping, fire by friction, hide tanning, archery and environmental and wildlife displays will be a part of the anniversary event.

Kids activities and a Mother’s Day Honor Dance will be featured both days.

The event benefits My Brother’s Keeper Wildlife Rescue and the Cherokee Horse Rescue. The event is sponsored by WSB-TV Family2Family, Kroger, the City of Canton, Advanced Ambulance Service, Cherokee Horse Rescue and Best Western.

Boling Park is located at 1200 Marietta Highway in Canton. Tickets for adults 13 years and older are $15, children ages 6 to 12 for $5 and children 5 and younger are free.

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