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Four big days of th Meskwaki Powwow get underway today

August 11, 2011
By John Speer, Editor •
TAMA NEWS-HERALD- Colorful, traditional regalia worn in ceremonial dances will again highlight the Meskwaki Indian Powwow which gets underway Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11.

Set on the Powwow Grounds west of Tama at County Road E49 and Battleground Road, the event is in its 97th year.

There are displays of Native?American arts and crafts and history exhibits and you can sample fry bread and other foods.

Performances are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

On opening day, Thursday, Aug. 11, it’s Children Day with those ages 6-12 admitted at a reduced price. Kids five and under are always free.

Senior Citizen’s Day is Friday, Aug. 12 and Veterans’s Day is Saturday, Aug. 13.

Seniors 55 and older receive a reduced price admission on Friday as do veterans on Saturday.

Article Photos

Dancers in traditional regalia at the Meskwaki Powwow are seen in this News-Herald file photo.



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