Powwow coming this weekend

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 19, 2005

Staff report

Indians from across the country will descend upon Suffolk this weekend to help the Nansemond Indian tribe celebrate its heritage.

The Nansemond tribe will be holding its 18th annual powwow Aug. 20-21 at Lone Star Lakes Park, near its tribal burial grounds in Chuck-atuck.

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At least 15 different tribes from across the nation will be represented during the festival, where the Nansemonds and their fellow tribesmen will perform traditional dances in full regalia, said Sandy McCready, the tribe’s secretary.

An estimated 10,000 have attended past powwows, taking advantage of the chance to eat traditional Indian foods, crafts, jewelry and the like.

Powwow admission is free. The park is located at the end of Pembroke Lane in Chuckatuck.