Here is the Tours of Tyler Newsletter for this Quarter!
THE GREAT TEXAS NATIVE AMERICAN POW WOW!P
Sponsored by: The Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Geek World Comics & Games, Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast, The McClendon House, Quality Inn of Tyler, Dr. Wayne Babin - General Dentistry for Children, Tours of Tyler, & Native Art by TimWOW
$10 Adults, $5 kids (12yrs to 6yrs) 5yrs & under admitted free.
Buy early online!
Friday August 9 from 5pm till 10pm & Saturday August 10 from 9am till 10pm
Most of the event will be held indoors in an air conditioned space to avoid the Summer heat! And Concessions stands will be open serving ice cold drinks and tasty foods!
(10AM - 4:30PM VENDOR SET UP & DANCER REGISTRATION $5)
5PM - OFFICIALLY BEGINS - OPENING CEREMONY (VENDOR & CONCESSION BOOTHS OPEN)
6PM - LECTURE / PRESENTATION BY JULIE RAINWATER ON: "The journey of discovering and uncovering Native American background. & The need for Native American philosophies, ideas and rituals in this modern world."
7:30PM - NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE PERFORMANCE BY MASTER MUSICIAN CODY "LITTLE HAWK" SWIMMER
8:30PM - NATIVE ART & CRAFT CLASS AND DEMONSTRATION BY TIMOTHY BENSON
10PM - END OF FIRST DAY
9AM- OPENING OF SECOND DAY
10AM- LECTURE / PRESENTATION BY CRYSTAL BRINKLEY ON: "Herbalism, Folklore, & Natural Remedies"
11AM- LECTURE / PRESENTATION BY ARLEEN GREGG ON: "Cleansing the home, body, and soul through 'smudging' and spiritualism."
12 NOON- DANCE COMPETITION BEGINS WITH GOURD DANCE
5PM- TWO HOUR BREAK - TRAVEL TO CHEROKEE CHIEF BOWLES MEMORIAL FOR REMEMBRANCE / HONOR CEREMONY WITH NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE PERFORMANCE BY CODY "LITTLE HAWK" SWIMMER
7PM- DANCE COMPETITION RESUMES
9PM- END OF DANCE COMPETITION / AWARDING OF PRIZES
10PM- CLOSING CEREMONY - END OF POW WOW
POW WOW STAFF INCLUDES:
THE Drum Group: Bear Claw
MC: Harold Rogers
Arena Director: Joe Martinez
Head Gourd: Robert Tehauno
Head Lady: Shauna Bushe'
Head Man: Joe Noah
Color Guard: Arnold Pena
Opening / Closing Prayer: Grace Pardon (includes sign language!)
Native American Dancers, Historians, Crafters, and more will be on hand to perform and educate on the wonders of the Native American Indian culture!
Lectures will be held on HISTORY, CRAFTING, HERBALISM, FOLK REMEDIES, and more!
Representatives from several tribes, including Cherokee, Apache, Comanche, Yakima, Kickapoo, Alabama-Couchatta, and others will be on hand to demonstrate NATIVE DANCE, CRAFTING, STORYTELLING, and FLUTE. A ceremony will take place at Chief Bowles Memorial Site - the area where the last battle between the Indians and the white settlers took place in East Texas.
Keep watching this page for updates and itinerary. You may purchase tickets now through the link above, or you may email or call us to make other arrangements.
Vendor spots are available for $50 each. Items must be related to the Native American culture in one form or another.
Also, sponsorships are available for purchase which include advertising, event space (if requested), free tickets, and VIP specials.
LECTURERS & PERFORMERS
BEAR CLAW - DRUM GROUP
ARLEEN GREGG - FOUNDER / OWNER OF JOURNEY GUIDANCE...HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
CODY "LITTLE HAWK" SWIMMER - NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTIST
JULIE RAINWATER - NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIST
CRYSTAL BRINKLEY - HERBALIST AND NATURAL HEALER
TIM BENSON- NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIST
E-mail or Call us to purchase tickets
Thank You Sincerely,