Pow Wow dates scheduled in Houston

July 19, 2013 by  

Houston will host the Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow on November 9 and 10 at Traders Village, which is a presentation of the DFW Inter-Tribal Association.

The two-day event comes complete with authentic tribal dance contests, tipis, song and dance, and arts and crafts.

Hundreds of Native Americans from various tribes from across the country will participate in the cultural celebration. With drums beating and dancers in full customary costumes complete with feathers, bells, beadwork, and buckskin, participants will compete for awards and prize money. There will be 18 different categories for dance contests.

Precision and showmanship amaze audiences as the dance competitions take place with all ages of participants, from two-year-olds to elderly people. Prize money of $15,000 will be awarded for the various age groups and categories.

The dance competition is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Special entertainment starring Terry Tsotigh will take place each day at 11:30 am. Tsotigh is well-respected for his talented flute and harmonica playing.

A large expo will be included in the event’s activities, with vendors from across the country offering arts, crafts, and other items each day. An Indian food booth will again be a favorite stop for most visitors as authentic Native American foods are served each day, including fried bread and tacos.

Local printing companies will be available to handle print requests, such as banner printing for the vendors and show organizers. Banners are usually placed in the display or booth areas to note who each vendor is representing and what they have to offer.