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2019 Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun

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Welcome to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun on August 24-25, 2019 on the Mashantucket Reservation near Mashantucket, Connecticut. Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance gives honor to Mantoo (Creator) provider of all things and celebrates our harvest, ancestors, elders, veterans, family and Native American heritage.

We welcome you to celebrate our rich heritage at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun, our Creator, our Ancestors, Veterans, Elders, Warriors, Family & Friends and to give thanks for abundance at this drug and alcohol free event. Join our social dances, or watch our exhibition dancers and contestants move with skill and power to the ancient rhythms of our grandfather drum! Experience 17th c. life in a living Eastern Woodland Village environment! Try some authentic Native Food favorites or stay on with us in one of our first class hotels and catch a great meal and a show at one of our spectacular restaurants at Foxwoods! Between our certified Native American Craft vendors at our Powwow and the craft stores located at Native Nations at Foxwoods and the Trading Post at the Pequot Museum, we offer beautiful and distinctive handmade products straight from Indian Country!

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun

At the annual Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun, you can experience our Eastern Woodland Culture and traditions which still hold strong today! Walk into history with us through a living exhibit of our 17th c. Woodland Village. Join the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation as we proudly present Schemitzun!

General
Open to the Public
Drug and Alcohol Free Event
Wheelchair Accessible
Held Rain or Shine
PETS ALLOWED

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun Location
The Mashantucket Reservation
110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338

Schemitzun Times:
Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat. Grand Entry 12 noon & 6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. Grand Entry 12 noon

Admission:
Adults $8
Seniors and Children $5
Children (5 and under) Free
Pequot Museum Members – Free

Dance Registration
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m./ Fee: $10.00, Tiny Tots: Free
For more Participant info contact Albert Zamora 860-396-6160

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun Mini Gallery

**NO ONSITE PARKING** FREE EVENT SHUTTLE SERVICE
Bus service is available departing every 30 minutes from the Fox Tower valet, Grand Pequot Tower bus loop, Great Cedar bus loop, Two Trees, and MPTN Museum. No parking is allowed next to the cultural grounds, so please take the shuttle.
Shuttle Service Hours:
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Participant Room Rates
Contact Lisa Aquino 860-312-3246, for more information

Camping & Showers start 8/26/2016

Schemitzun Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: To be announced
Arena Director: To be announced
Head Eastern Social Dancer: To be announced
Host Drum: To be announced
Invited Drums: To be announced

Singing Contest
Open to all Native singing groups. Registration Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 1st: $6,000 / 2nd: $4,000 / 3rd: $2,000 / 4th: $1,500 / 5th: $1,000. Three man Hand Drum stand-off Contest 1st 300 2nd $150. All singers must purchase a two day singing pass, $10.00)

Dance Categories
Golden Age: 50 and over: Women’s E. Traditional, N-S Traditional combined and Men’s E. War

Adult: Ages 18-49: Women’s E. Traditional, N. Traditional, S. Traditional, Jingle, Fancy Shawl Men’s E. War, N. Traditional, S. Straight, Grass, & Fancy Feather

Teens: Age 13-17
Girls: E. Traditional, N-S Traditional combined, Jingle, Fancy Shawl
Boys: E. War, N Traditional-S. Straight combined, Grass, Fancy Feather

Juniors: Age 6-12
Girls: E. Traditional, N-S Traditional combined, Jingle, Fancy Shawl
Boys: E. War, N-S Traditional combined, Grass, Fancy Feather

Dance Specials (All Ages)
Smoke Dances(Male & Female ),$200
Ultimate Warrior(All male categories)
Fancy Feather vs. Fancy Shawl
Second Songs
Duck-n-Dive / Grass / E. Round Dance (females), Jingle

Youth Specials
Second Songs (ages 4 -12)
Fancy Shawl, Jingle, Girl’s Traditional, Girl’s Eastern Traditional Old Style, Boys Traditional, Grass

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun

Authentic Arts and Crafts: Fine
Native American arts & crafts will be offered including beadwork, baskets, soaps, wampum, paintings, tee shirts, herbal teas, books, prints & more!

Visit our 17th Century Eastern Woodland Village Exhibit: There will be demonstrations of wampum making, net making, and open fire cooking. Come listen to the stories of our ancestors and experience rich heritage in this unique, living exhibit.

No Alcohol or Drugs! MPTN will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Mark your calendar today you don’t miss the next Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Schemitzun on the Mashantucket Reservation  near Ledyard, Connecticut.

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