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LaFayette hosts Native American Festival and Pow Wow

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The first ever Native American Festival and Pow Wow took place this past weekend in LaFayette. The event featured cultural displays, dances and many Native American vendors. On Friday morning local fourth graders visited and learned about early Native American ways of life throught displays such as Jim Sawgrass’ Creek warrior presentation (above) and had the opportunity to join in dances. The festival openend to the public Friday night and Saturday and included the “East Meets West” demonstration, competition dances from native dancers in full regalia (below) and social dances. “For this to be the first festival here, it’s a great turnout,” Robert Russell, Executive Director of the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission said. “I hope we can continue this next year.” 
The first ever Native American Festival and Pow Wow took place this past weekend in LaFayette. The event featured cultural displays, dances and many Native American vendors. On Friday morning local fourth graders visited and learned about early Native American ways of life throught displays such as Jim Sawgrass’ Creek warrior presentation (above) and had the opportunity to join in dances. 
The festival openend to the public Friday night and Saturday and included the “East Meets West” demonstration, competition dances from native dancers in full regalia (below) and social dances. “For this to be the first festival here, it’s a great turnout,” Robert Russell, Executive Director of the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission said. “I hope we can continue this next year.”
The festival openend to the public Friday night and Saturday and included the “East Meets West” demonstration, competition dances from native dancers in full regalia (above) and social dances. “For this to be the first festival here, it’s a great turnout,” Robert Russell, Executive Director of the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission said. “I hope we can continue this next year.”

 

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