Finally – No Longer A Side Job!

Posted By Paul G March 10th, 2022 Last Updated on: March 21st, 2022

Finally…I'm so excited to tell you the news!

I started PowWows.com in 1996 while in graduate school.  The community grew and turned into a business years later.  All the while I worked a full-time job.  For 25+ years I dreamed about being able to work on PowWows.com full time.

Now I'm able to do that!  I have retired from my day job!

Thanks to you for making this happen! 

The community of PowWows.com has continued to show support over all these years.  Thank you!

I'm excited to now be fully present and committed to you.  

What does this mean for PowWows.com?

Honestly, I'm not sure, but I'm excited about the opportunities coming!  

Over the next couple of months, I will be focused on completing projects that have had to take a back seat while having another job.  I will also start planning.  Stay tuned!

You can expect me to be an even more active part of the community. 

How can you help?

Most importantly, continue to support PowWows.com by being an active part of our community.  That means reading our articles and liking and sharing content on social media.

Tell a friend about PowWows.com!

When you shop on Amazon, click here first!

And consider joining our Patreon!

For now, let's celebrate!  

How about a giveaway to celebrate?

Enter to win a Teton Trade Cloth Honor Blanket below!

Thanks again for all your support! 

The best is yet to come for PowWows.com!


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Polly Hall

I was watching a show about the history of the dust bowl back in the 30’s and was wondering if there is any written history about how Native Americans survived during those dust storms?

Malachi Allen

thank you

Michele Flannery

Thank you for all the wonderful information you gave in your video, congratulations on your ongoing pursuit of the website you worked so hard to begin.

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Congratlations ! Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge. I love how you write, you talk with your heart. I am so much impressed by your passion, work and engagement.


Congratulations, Paul! So well deserved my friend.


So well deserved, Paul! Thank you very much for everything you do and all the fantastic content on this site.

Denise Wadkins

Hi, I ordered decal for my husband, shows I paid for it, also received notice I would be notified as soon as shipped, never received.

Lillian Jane Steele

Paul as a former Graduate student in American History this is indeed good news and I will continue to support you and your family. I am so proud of you. You went where the Great Spirit led you which was the right thing to do.

If you wish please look into taking some wonderful Continuing Education Courses sponsored by The Museum of The American Indian. I am a member and am keeping my teacher’s certificate alive and vital by taking courses in American Indian Hist African History along with conferences and webinars. This is my way of continuing to learn about my heritage as a woman of African-American-Cherokee and both western and eastern African history. Bless you and yours. LJ Steele,MA Cherokee-Senegalese-Nubian African-American.

MaryStarshine, Retired Public School Teacher

Wow! I’m impressed, Lillian Jane. I’m a retired public school teacher in Florida of German, English, Jewish and Native American grandparents. Sometimes it gets lonely thinking I’m the only one with a disparate family background like mine. Paul has been an inspiration to me since I finally came to the realization at this late stage in life to realize how Native American I have always been without realizing it, in spite of my love for PowWows which was inspired when I attended my first one while still in college. Can’t say I ever gravitated towards Christianity even though I was dragged to Sunday School every Sunday by my parents… And that led me to believe I must be Jewish, for sure my mom is the epidemy of the typical Jewish mother in looks and behavior…all the while reading every book on Native Americans she could get her hands on. And without even realizing it, I have been more Native than anything else in my background, sharing a close relationship with The Great Spirit since childhood, but calling it God..but what’s the difference? There is only ONE GOD is what I always say. My only regret is that I haven’t attended MORE PowWows!!! I sure LOVE a PowWow!

Thank you for your attention to this missive. Should you have the time and/or desire, please feel free to respond. The Pandemic has been stifling for some of us retirees.

I wish you all the best in your endeavors.

MaryStarshine Matlock, BA mcl, USF

Running Doe

osiyo wado for sharing such beauty of all things, and blankets

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