This week, several of us from our senior center had the opportunity to attend the 44th Annual Pow Wow in Dorseyville Pa. (in Indian—I mean Indiana Township). The day started cloudy but warm, but minutes after arriving the temperature fell 15 degrees and the rain moved in.
Luckily, one of the vendors there (a lovely woman from the Cheyenne tribe) hooked me up with this Indian serape blanket that kept me warm & dry. It came with a note of authenticity, y’know!
I feel like a chooch that I didn’t take more photos other than the few below. There were tents galore with Native American jewelry, blankets, bows & arrows, peace pipes, tomahawks, medicine pouches, leather goods… there was this camel leather tabletop teepee (with a fireproof base to burn sage) I must’ve picked up and set down 25 times. I wish I’d bought it.
Strangely, the only food available at this indigenous shindig was fry bread, corn chili & buffalo burgers. I was hoping to bring home some eats but other than some venison jerky (uh…no) there was no more to be found.
I’m just glad we ate early, after the first break in the Indian dancing, the line for food stretched half a mile!
Speaking of dancing, I now have a slow drumbeat and ear-worm caught in my noggin: HIYA! Hiya hiya hiya….