Mattaponi Tribe's Pow Wow a Time of Celebration & Giving Thanks

September 19, 2017 02:26 AM
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The Native American celebration known as a pow wow is typically a day-long event of singing, dancing, socializing and playing traditional games. The Narragansett tribe word “pow wow,” means “spiritual leader." But in popular American culture it has come to mean any gathering of Native Americans, though such use is considered offensive. As VOA Russian’s Maxim Moskalkov reports from a recent public pow wow, the events attract many who are interested in indigenous cultures and communities.