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26th Annual Austin Powwow Being Hosted by Great Promise for American Indians

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The 26th annual Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival will be taking place here in the Texas Hill Country on Saturday, November 4. This one-day event is one of the largest of its kind, celebrating American Indian culture and heritage through drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling, arts, crafts, and amazing food!

26th Annual Austin Powwow Being Hosted by Great Promise for American Indians

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Hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers, and artists are expected to converge in Austin for this annual event, which has had to relocate to the Austin Expo Center due to its enormous popularity – attracting some 30,000 attendees in prior years. This intertribal event brings together roughly 80 Native American nations, mostly from the state of Texas but also from other states such as Oklahoma and South Carolina, as well as other territories including Canada and Central America. All of them come together to celebrate their various heritages and histories, welcoming newcomers to witness the events and activities, and participate in the inviting atmosphere.

26th Annual Austin Powwow Being Hosted by Great Promise for American Indians

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The powwow will feature dance competitions, including the possibility for jingle, fancy, traditional, and grass dancing winners. Visitors will also want to come early to shop the many amazing vendors that will be on site, including fine leather works, Pendleton products, authentic crafts such as beadwork, dreamcatchers, medicine wheels, and moccasins, and of course you can’t forget that delicious American Indian food! You’ll most definitely want to try an Indian Taco – we guarantee it! Visit their website for advanced tickets and further event details, or follow them on Facebook for social media updates! Visitors are welcomed to pay at the gate as well, and guests of all nationality and ages are invited to enjoy this wonderful social event.

References:

Texas Highways

Great Promise For American Indians