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2019 Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

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The 19th Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow will be held on August 17-18, 2019 at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel, New York. Experience Native foods, Native American dancing, arts and crafts vendors, storytelling, children’s programs, teepees and more will be available.  The Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow is a family friendly event, so bring everyone.

Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

A hand drum competition will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to the Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow, which supports the Wounded Warrior Project.

Host drum is the Nimham Mountain Singers with co-host drum Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe.

Daily Hours:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Public is welcome $1 donation

Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow Location
Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park
201 Gypsy Trail Road
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 808-1994

About the Host Drum
The Nimham Mountain Singers, formed in 1999, is a group of singers with the goal of fostering, preserving and rediscovering traditional Native American beliefs, values and spirituality. Based in the Hudson Valley of New York State, the group sings and shares northern woodland songs, mostly of the first people, the Algonquin speaking peoples, with their communities. They perform at schools, civic events and pow wows and offer a complete educational program of drumming, traditional songs and dances, and Wappinger (Nochpeem) cultural history designed for children and adults.

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Who is Daniel Nimham?
Daniel Nimham (1724-1778) was a chief of the Wappinger Indians and was the most prominent Native American of his time living in the Hudson Valley. The Wappingers descended from ancestors who were forced to part with their best lands during the preceding century, and who roamed the hills and valleys of Putnam and Dutchess Counties.

Chief Nimham learned to speak English and used his multi-cultural skills to defend his people’s rights in the courts of London and New York. When betrayed by the British Crown, he joined the rebel army and found common cause with colonists who were struggling to free themselves from royal authority.

Daniel Nimham and a group of his fellow Wappinger’s fought for the American cause during the Revolution. They served with George Washington at Valley Forge and later fought with General Marquis de Lafayette’s troops. They fought at Bunker Hill and at Monmouth.

Unfortunately, all hope for fairer treatment under the Americans, ended in August of 1778 when Daniel Nimham and 50 of his fellow Wappinger’s were killed by Loyalist and British Dragoons in the Battle of Kingsbridge in the Bronx. A monument to his sacrifice marks the spot near Indian Field in Van Cortland Park. It is said that once each year during his 38 years as Sachem, Daniel Nimham would stand on the very Mountain given his name and claim the mountains and valleys we see today as the land of his people.

Mark your calendar today so your don’t miss the next Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel, New York.

Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

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