Pow Wow Information
WOOD LAKE POW WOW #26
September 28, 2013
This is a teaching Pow Wow, we have approx. 400 youth
(ages 10 to 16). Many have never been in contact with Native
Americans or their teachings. We try our best to teach these
children the ways of the Native Americans
Sponsored By: The NORTHERN HOOP &
La SALLE COUNCIL CAMPMASTERS
This event is held at the WOOD LAKE (Camp Tamarack) BOY SCOUT CAMP
in Jones, Michigan
Head Man Dancer: TBA
Head Lady: TBA
Head Veteran: Tony Wells - Alexandria, IN
MC: Chris Cherrone Sr. - Lakeville, IN
Saturday schedule: Pow Wow Seminars from 9 a.m. to Noon
(small fee for craft items you may choose to do)
Lunch Break at noon
Dance Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening Meal: 5 p.m. (dancers prep for dance)
Dance Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Trader information: Trader space approx. 16' x 16' w/electric $30.00
Blanket Trader: w/two blankets not electric $20.00
Gate Donation: $5.00
Camping available (Primitive) for participants
NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - ABSOLUTELY NO PETS
THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT! POW WOW GOES ON RAIN OR SHINE
If you have any questions or need directions please e-mail
A Special Thank You
Pow Wow #25, September 29, 2012: The Northern Hoop and the Campmasters would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all that were there. We would like to thank the Head Dancers Tony & Sharon Wells, for the wonderful job they did and for their dedication to the Pow Wow. We would also like to send our heartfelt thanks to the drums, Stubby Grass Singers for the Great job they did. With out the drum the Pow Wow would not have been. We would also like to thank Odell Chalifoux for being our Head Veteran & Chris Cherrone Sr. for being our MC for this event. Great Job All! We are always appreciative of seeing good friends. We would also like to thank all the Vendors that were there. All the Dancers were Great and we would like to Thank them for a job well done. We would like to thank the Family and Friends that attended, with out your support and helping hands, the Pow Wow would not have been a success. We would also like to Thank all of our friends who traveled here and helped with the teaching and other things that they helped out with, we Thank You so much for your support. Our gratitude also goes out once again to our Cook Jan for the dinner that she prepared, there were many raves over the dinner. Also to Lori Lombardi for the Lunch that she made for the staff and Key people, it was really great as always. Thank you to Ranger George and his staff for their support and hard work at the Pow Wow, as always it was most appreciated. There were approxiamely 300 - 500 people in attendance and all of these people are appreciated. Thank You for making this years Pow Wow a sucessful event!!
I personally would like to Thank the Northern Hoop Members who have once again did a great job with the Pow Wow, your dedication to the group and to the Pow Wow is what makes this Pow Wow one of the ones people talk about and continue to come to year after year. "THANK YOU" my friends.
We were most sorry that some of our Family and Friends were not able to attend and we do hope that they will be with us at the next Pow Wow. Thank You to all and hope to see you on September 28, 2013
One of our Northern Hoop Members, who is an inspiration to the young folks, Anthony Wayne is affiliated with the Pokagon Potawatomi Tribe also a singer on the Stubby Grass Drum. We are all proud of the way that he has grown and is learning the way and his respect of the circle. There are many who could learn a lot from this young man.
Afternoon in the meadow of Wood Lake
The sun shines from behind the clouds
A cool wind blows across the land
The music begins with the sound of the drum
Voices of the singers heard about the earth
A sacred stillness surrounds the meadow land
She sat quietly reflecting
As those around her prepare to dance
The Cannon and Lakota singers call the dancers in
She expressed a desire to dance
A borrowed shaw was placed around her shoulders
Then for the first time she stepped into the arena
With a friend by her side she took her first steps
Slow and steady she started around the arena
She danced to the slow steady beat of the drum
With a smile on her face and head held high
She made her way around one time
Then slowly walked out of the arena
As the drums beat stopped.
Poem & Photo by: Georgia A. Gill-Elkins
September 25, 2004
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Dedicated to Kay
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