Monday, May 11, 2009

Dartmouth Powwow 2009

Dartmouth Powwow 2009
By Bill Donehey


A beautiful weekend at Dartmouth. The two day pow wow kicked off on the Dartmouth green in front of a large crowd on Saturday May 9th. The day was sunny and cool, the vendors were diverse in their offerings and of course some of the best frybread can be found at Dartmouth. Mohegan Aaron Athey was the arena director insuring that all the dancers were in place when their competition time arrived. Dartmouth is considerd one of the largest of the university pow wows in New England, and judging from the steady stream of people it was easy to see why. Native Americans from as far away as Ottowa, Canada and North Dakota drove hours to be here, renewing friendships distanced by a long harsh winter. Seven drum groups from around the region provided the dance songs as dancers stomped, jingled and fancied throughout the weekend. A great reason to visit New Hampshire in the spring.