Local American clans carry culture to more than 1,400 at Hardeeville celebration


Local American merchants originated from the nation over to Hardeeville, celebrating and showing others their way of life.

Sunday was the latest day of the twentieth Lowcountry Pow Wow and Cultural Festival.

“I’d say there’s probably 50-100 tribes represented here this weekend,” says Ryan Little Eagle.

Coordinators state more than 1,400 individuals turned out to the Pow Wow this year to move, shop, and get familiar with the history and culture of the Native American individuals.

Joey Pierce has been a merchant at the occasion for more than eight years. They’s a Vietnam veteran, teacher and adornments creator.

“I think most everybody that’s involved in these things is here for education,” Pierce says. “That’s our primary and to share the culture and to be able to show people that it’s not a show. It’s not a dog and pony show it’s not a show for anybody just to come out and do this is educational. This is following how the old ones used to do things.”

The current year’s Pow Wow and celebration likewise highlighted conventional drumming, singing, woodwind playing, and exhibitions from various Native clans.

“Coming out to stuff like this, it’s a way to experience a living, breathing culture that still exists to this day and that’s not extinct,” said Ryan Little Eagle.

Rick Bird is a piece of the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina. They’s been going to Pow Wow’s since he was a youngster and says they holds returning to the Lowcountry to instruct individuals about his way of life and break generalizations.

“We want them to learn about our culture and that way through learning we understand each other, and it can be a better world,” they says.

Sellers at the current year’s Pow Wow and celebration state they’re as of now anticipating following year’s occasion.

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