Posts under: Native American History

History of the Powwow | Origin & Background | Native American

Before the term “powwow” became popular, various words were used to describe this cultural phenomenon.  Some of these included: Celebration, Doing, Fair, Feast, Festival Gathering, Happening, Indian Dance, Rodeo, Show and Union.  The term “powwow” is actually a North Eastern Woodland word belonging to the Narragansett Language and the closest...

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10 Biggest Native American Tribes Today

What’s the biggest Native American tribe in the U.S. today? Well, Native Americans and Alaska Natives now account for more than 2 percent of the total U.S. population, and that number continues to grow each year. By the year 2060, the U.S. Census projects that the indigenous peoples population could...

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Here Are the 10 States With the Biggest Native American Populations

The Native American population in the U.S. is experiencing explosive growth. The number has grown to nearly 7 million people (alone or in combination with another race). That number spans 574 federally recognized and 63 state-recognized tribes. By the year 2060, that figure is projected to jump to 10 million...

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Tail Feather Fans | Everything You Need To Know

In the late 1800s, Ponca, Omaha, and Osage, as well as straight dancers from other Southern Plains tribes, could be seen in old photos, (see examples below) carrying a feather fan made from the complete tail of a golden eagle, with the tanned body-skin and feathers, and the head, hanging...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow