As you may have heard, I am hosting a Native American Pow Wow at the Lone Star Event Center (yes, air conditioned and indoors!) on August 9th and 10th of this year. I am currently looking for sponsors and / or vendors and / or participants for this event. My expected attendance is between 300 and 500 people, not counting the hundred or so Native Americans who will attend. This is a very worthy cause, as we are trying to help show and maintain the culture in our area. Many of us have ancestral roots in one tribe or another...join me in helping to honor and preserve their history.
Vendor spots may be purchased for $50 a spot and all items sold must be related to the Native American culture in some way. Reply to this email address email@example.com
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Sponsorships begin at $50 and go all the way to $5000 and include different levels of advertising and involvement. Reply to this email to find out more.
If you are Native American or an authority on the matter, we would like to have your help via participation in the dances or in the crafting classes or in whatever way you may be able to help. (Can you cook Indian FryBread?) If you think you can be of any assistance, please reply to this email. Above all, thank you for reading it and please forward it to anyone you think might be interested.
The basic idea of the Pow Wow:
A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 1st Annual Great Texas Pow Wow in Tyler, Texas. The event will take place at Lone Star Event Center on Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10, 2013 and is presented by Tours of Tyler.
Native Americans, representing many tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in several different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandfathers in there 70’s.
Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the event. The arts & crafts show and sale will be open from 5:00pm till 9:00pm on Friday and 9:00 am. To 6:00pm on Saturday.
The concession stand will serve authentic Native American foods as well as more common fare. Everyone, spectators and competitors alike, can enjoy authentic Native American fry bread, and more.
The event will provide visitors with a close-up look at life and culture as it was. Come wander through this true-to-life experience of days gone by.
Special speakers will attend, holding classes on Native American History, Making Native American Crafts, Mysticism / Folklore / Religious Beliefs, Herbal Remedies and more! The Closing Ceremony will be held Saturday Night at Chief Bowles Memorial...the site of the last battle between white settlers and Indians in East Texas.
Thank you all,