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    23rd Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow

    Presented by at Traders Village

    November 10 - November 11, 2012

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    23rd Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow

    Traders Village Houston presents the 23rd Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow Saturday and Sunday, November 10th-11th, 2012. This is a two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, tipis, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association.

    Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in there 80’s. Dancers will compete for $15,000 in prize money.

    Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the arts & crafts show and sale under the giant Expo. The arts & crafts sale will be open from 10:00 a.m. to sundown each day.

    The Indian food booth will serve authentic Native American foods all weekend long. Everyone, spectators and competitors alike, can enjoy authentic Native American fry bread, Indian tacos and more.

    The tipi village will provide visitors with a close-up look at life with this age-old form of portable shelter. Come wander through this true-to-life experience of days gone by.

    Special morning entertainment, featuring Terry Tsotigh playing his flute and harmonica, will start at 11:30 a.m. each day with Grand Entry at 12:00 noon. All dance competition will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    The drums will beat for the dancers in the following categories: tiny tots, little boys, little girls, junior boys, junior girls, golden age men & ladies, ladies cloth, buckskin, fancy shawl, jingle dress, men’s straight, traditional, grass and fancy. Visitors will see dancers in full traditional dress at all dance sessions over the two days.

    There is no admission charge to Traders Village, all events are free and parking is $3.00. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday, year round and is located just south of Highway 290 on North Eldridge, minutes outside of Beltway 8. For more information call 281-890-5500.

    2012 Pow Wow Principals (2012 Principals Announced Soon)
    Headsinger: Larry Cozad, Kiowa,Hominy,OK
    Master of Ceremonies: TBA
    Headman Dancer: To be selected daily
    Head Lady Dancer: To be selected daily
    Arena Director: Darrell Moore,Pawnee/Otoe,Pawnee,OK
    Arena Director: Harold Rogers,Navajo,Grand Prairie,TX


    Traders Village

    7979 N. Eldridge Rd.
    Houston, TX 77041

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    Admission Info:

    Free to the public.

    Note: Parking at Traders Village is $3 per car.


    General Day and Time Info:

    Special morning entertainment, featuring Terry Tsotigh playing his flute and harmonica, will start at 11:30 a.m. each day with Grand Entry at 12:00 noon. All dance competition will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


    The arts & crafts sale will be open from 10:00 a.m. to sundown each day.


    Phone: (281) 890-5500

    Parking:

    From Sam Houston Tollway or 610 Loop go to Highway 290 head west, exit N. Eldridge Road and turn south for 3/10 mile, market will be on your right.

    From I-10 (Katy Freeway) take Eldridge Road exit north 8 miles, market will be on you left. Eldridge Road is the first exit "inside" of Highway 6/FM 1960, and just "outside" Sam Houston Tollway.

    Ample Parking. $3 per car



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