(C)2013 NPT PHOTOS BY DUAY O'NEIL
LEFT: Inkari Cushcagua, right, of the Inca tribe of Ecuador, readies for the opening ceremony of
the tenth annual Native American Pow Wow in Cosby. At left is Inkari's father, Jose.
RIGHT: Cousins Ashlinn and Lakoda Hutchins peek from inside their family's lodge at the tenth
annual Native American Pow Wow held last weekend in Cosby. Organizing the event were the
East Tennessee Overhill Cherokee.
|Published: 8:47 AM, 08/27/2013
||Last updated: 8:48 AM, 08/27/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-Traveling from Australia, England, Canada, Ireland,
and Germany, Oregon, Montana, and points in between, hundreds gathered in Cosby
last weekend for the tenth annual Native American Pow Wow hosted by the East
Tennessee Overhill Cherokee.
The celebration of Native American culture and history
brought together representatives of numerous tribes ranging from the Inca of
Ecuador to the Paiute of the American West.
"The weather this year has been absolutely
beautiful," said Chief Loveheart, as he welcomed new arrivals. "We
have over 40 vendors offering a variety of crafts, food, and other items."
Traveling from their home in Portchester, England for
their fourth pow wow were members of the Middle family.
"Native American history is of great interest in
Europe," said Julie Middle. "We always come to the South on our
visits to America and decided several years ago we wanted to attend an event
such as this to learn more."
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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