Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum hosts 18th powwow

  • Participants at a past powwow do a jingle dance in the grass at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner. Courtesy

  • Participants at a past powwow wait for their turn to dance at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner. Courtesy

Monitor staff
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner will host a weekend to celebrate Native American values on Saturday and Sunday.

The annual Intertribal Powwow will focus on values common to tribes, such as honor, respect, tradition, and generosity.

The weekend will have a variety of cultural events such as singing and dancing, storytelling, crafters and food.

Music, especially drumming, is a integral part of Native American culture. The beauty and complexity of the art will be on full display at the powwow. Several of the best northern and southern drums from across New England will perform at the powwow this weekend.

Visitors will be able to watch dancers perform different styles representing different tribes across North America. Dancers are adorned with bright and regal outfits with shawls, feathers and bells. Many are handmade and passed down through generations. A dancer’s regalia is an important part of his or her identity.

Admission to the powwow is $10 per day for adults, $5 for children ages six to 12 or museum members, free for children under six or $30 for a family. A family weekend pass is $50. There is no charge for Native Americans.

Typically, the museum is open through Oct. 31 on Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit indianmuseum.org.