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2019 Mashantucket Pequot Honoring The Veterans Powwow

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All are welcome at the annual Mashantucket Pequot Honoring The Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum on November 9, 2019 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. We invite all members of the military, both Veteran and active duty and their families to join us in honoring and thanking this Country’s greatest heroes at our Mashantucket Pequot Honoring The Veterans Powwow. The beauty and significance of colorful clothing and jewelry, the passion of beating drums, the powerful, meaningful dances. Don’t miss a very special powwow honoring veterans, this Sat at The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.

Mashantucket Pequot Honoring The Veterans Powwow | Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Generous support for the Mashantucket Pequot Honoring The Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum by our sponsors The Simon Konover Company and The Pepsi Bottling Company.

Powwows, like the Mashantucket Pequot Honoring The Veterans Powwow at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, are public events anyone can go to. But, there are a few things that first timers should learn to expect. Most instructions will come from the announcer so make sure you’re paying attention. Certain parts of a powwow ask the public to stand for events such as the grand entry, flag song or honor songs. Some dances, like intertribals and round dances, are open to the public and some are not. The announcer will inform the public when they can enter the arena to participate in a dance. Cameras are allowed and welcome, but occasionally you’ll be asked not to photograph certain events and if you’d like to stop a dancer and take a picture with them, the proper thing to do is to ask their permission first.

The dancer’s outfit is commonly referred to as “regalia” and for Powwow dancers this is a way of life and not a show for the public so respect for their regalia is also key. Please do not touch a dancer’s regalia unless invited. Other than that, enjoy the music, dance, food, art and celebration that are going on and make sure you have a good time. For more information, see the Powwow FAQ below.

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