Pow Wow Trail – The Drum

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 18th, 2014 Last Updated on: February 18th, 2014

“The Drum” is the first episode of an eleven part television series from 2001 known as “The Pow Wow Trail”. Over the course of 2 years producer Jeremy Torrie and film crew traveled to over 40 reservations, ceremonies and Pow Wow celebrations.

Their travels brought them all over the United States and Canada shooting and interviewing the best Pow Wow singers, dancers, the most respected elders, songwriters, traditional teachers and the various perspectives of people living, traveling and competing on the Pow Wow circuit.

With hundreds of hours of footage and over 1 million dollars spent the Pow Wow Trail came to life as an eleven episode series meant to educate and entertain an audience interested in the true way of Native American life, ceremonies, celebrations and the origins as they know it.

Watch the first episode below of “The Drum” below:

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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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Rosa Stevens

The drum is all power sent from the Great Creator. Love to hear the drum. I am not Native but really like their beliefs to Mother Earth. The flutes are very peaceful and calming.

Janie Andreoff


Janie Andreoff

What a awesome Thing to have.. I am native & really hits home.. listen to this twice.. Love to listen to the drums..Native or not this worth listening too.!!!

Bradley Dempsey

I would love to have the whole set to teach my scouts the history. I think if they learn more they can dance showing love and respect to what they are doing.
I’m involved in the Order of the Arrow and we try to teach the young men in our group Native American drum and singing as well as the styles of dancing. I belive knowing the history helps the members understand the importance of how things should be done to truly show respect!!

wendi williams

This was beautifully done, very spiritually moving, luv the songs, music & dance of my people, felt the power of our Great Creator! Can’t wait to see episode 2 Meiigwitch.


This is wonderfully done, can’t wait to see the other chapters!

Laverne Paul

Just watched Pow wow trail- The Drum, was totally awesome. Have better understanding of the big drum. Thanks!

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