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24th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown May 27th, 2014 Last Updated on: May 27th, 2014

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We love when our readers interact with us. PowWows.com reader Gino Sinopoli recently attended the 24th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Powwow put on by Rolling Thunder in Canton, GA.

Rolling Thunder has been throwing events for over two decades and, as Gino showed us, they put on quite a show for all.  Besides the normal pow wow events they had a birds of prey show, storytellers, battle re-enactments, demonstrations and lots of audience participation.

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Gino captured a few great shots of Amanda Tap'we Ironstar, hoop dancer

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Amanda has performed at this same pow wow before. Here's video footage from her performance back in 2007.

Also featured at the pow wow were Aztec Dance Company TLALTLACAYOLTL. As Gino explained, “the father led the dances, the son played the drums, and his wife and daughter also performed. The father also gave a beautiful speech explaining the dances, their beliefs and culture, and how we're all connected as one family.”

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us Gino. It looks like it was great fun and hopefully some others will be inspired to go to Rolling Thunder's 25th Annual festival next year!


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Connie Shaw

Loved seeing info about the Cherokee as well as the Aztecs. Would love to see and get more info on Cheokee events.

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