Native American Association of Germany
Native Americans in Germany? Powwows in Germany? On these pages of the Native American Association of Germany e.V., you will find a lot of information about these and other topics that are both relevant for Native Americans today and interesting for non-Native people in Germany, Europe, and elsewhere in the world.
Welcome to one of the most beautiful open-air theater in Europe!
Have you ever sat in the middle of an Indian raid? Surrounded by popping Colts, Redskins galloping, big explosions and thrilling duels? No? Then it’s time! All this is available at the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg. Dream away in the Wild West in 1870 to Winnetou and Old Fire Hand! In addition to voltage, stunts and Feuerzauber experience the romance and lots of fun. The Karl May Festival is an experience for the whole family since it was founded in the year 1952nd 7,500 seats in one of the most beautiful open-air theater in Europe await you! Outside the Karl-May-season here shows and concerts for all ages take place. You will be enchanted by your favorite stars – in the unique atmosphere under the stars.
This website aims to inform about powwows in Germany. It is a calendar of events and a platform for all those who are interested in the contemporary culture of North American Indians. This site is open to everyone. We are delighted about any type of participation and cooperation. The Powwow culture has spread outside the US and Canada. In the whole of Germany will find these festivals take place for several decades. It has developed a large powwow scene; Interested travel long distances back to sing and dance – thus many friendships have been formed. Again in Germany use the dancers a lot of effort and time for the dance training and the production of outfits.
Powwows in Czechoslavakia
Lots of powwow activity going on here! Some great videos and info on other European events. View Czech Powwow 2015 Youtube Video
Indians Huu-Ska Luta – Powwow dancers from Torun, Poland
North American Indians their traditions, crafts, culture and history is our passion. Our business aims to bring Polish society beautiful and interesting culture of the indigenous peoples of America through dance, games, fun and integration. The team specializes in shows of traditional Indian Powwow dances performed in the unique scenery Indian village consisting of tents tipi, characteristic of Native American tribes of the Great Plains of North America.
Grimma Germany Powwow
The association “Friends of Crow Agency” performs once a year a powwow on the grounds of Bison Company by. Information can be found on this website.
Powwows in Denmark
If you visit the Native Americans living in the US or Canada today, you are most likely to be invited to a powwow. A powwow is a gathering That celebrates the Native American history and culture. A powwow lasts from one evening that three or four days, and here people from all tribes meet to sing, dance, socialize with friends and family and honor traditions.
Powwows are also held in other countries dry as Denmark, Sweden, England, Germany and many others. These powwows are most often hosted by non-Indians who like powwows and RESPECT the Native American ways, and to hosting powwows they also show That the Native American culture is alive, evolving and changing, enlightening people (especially children) who think That the Native American still live in teepees and dress the way they did a hundred years ago.
Generally there are two types of powwows: Community powwows That are small, local powwows with few Participants, and contest powwows Characterized by singing and dancing contests and big price money for the winners. Powwows hosted in Denmark are very much like the small community powwows with one or two drum groups and with exhibition dancing instead of contests. Danish powwows follow the traditions of the Lakota / Sioux tribes based on friendships with members of the Brulé and Oglala nations from Rosebud and Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Danish powwow history
The first Danish powwows were held in the mid-1980s, where a group of Lakota teachers from Sinte Gleska University and a group of dancers and singers Angielski came to Denmark that teach about modern American Indian culture. This was arranged by the Danish-American Indian Association (Dansk Forening-Indian) That hosted a row of annual summer seminars. Now there are about 50 dancers with outfits and two drum groups in Denmark, and many Danes have traveled a powwows in the US and Canada. Furthermore, the friendship has emerged between groups of Danish and Swedish dancers and singers with a great deal of cross-border interaction.
Der Indianer: Why do 40,000 Germans spend their weekends dressed as Native Americans?
by Noemi Lopinto, from Alberta Views
Their fascination with Native culture is due in large part to Karl May, the best-selling German author of all time. In 1892, May published the first of many books about a fictional Apache warrior named Winnetou and his German blood brother, Old Shatterhand. The two men roamed the North American plains, using their nearly superhuman powers to fight off the land-hungry government and thuggish, violent pioneers. (Fans of the stories included Albert Einstein and Adolf Hitler.) In the 1960s the duo was immortalized in five popular films, and hobbyist groups began forming across Europe. There are now more than 400 clubs in Germany alone. Read entire story
The Plot Thickens: Now it’s the Austrians Dressing up as Native Americans
May 7, 2009
by Jeff Severns Guntzel
In our International Issue, we asked the age-old question: Why do 40,000 Germans spend their weekends dressed as Native Americans? We know this much: it has something to do with Karl May, the best-selling German author of all time. In Der Indianer, reprinted from Alberta Views, we learn that “in 1892, May published the first of many books about a fictional Apache warrior named Winnetou and his German blood brother, Old Shatterhand. The two men roamed the North American plains, using their nearly superhuman powers to fight off the land-hungry government and thuggish, violent pioneers.”
Now we’ve stumbled upon photographs from a Karl May festival in Austria. Whatever it is that is happening here, it seems to be spreading.
“Indians” in Russia – It’s not a fairy tale!
Posted by Nahnda Garlow Date: August 04, 2014in: Columns, Scone Dogs & Seed Beads
Turns out its not a fairy tale, and that in fact Eastern Europe is full of people who legitimately pow wow. They aren’t Ongwehowe at all but have devoted their lives to researching Ongwehowe ceremonies, traditions, crafts and dancing. The Pow Wow People of Russia have actually created an entire sub-culture of weekend indigenous life right in the middle of Europe. They have retreats where they will sleep in tipis that they make themselves, hold sweats, have naming ceremonies and hold dance contests – “just like the red man”. Read entire article