July 30, 2021
Experience a Native American powwow this weekend at “Honoring Traditions, An Eastern Woodland Native American Celebration” to be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, July 31 – August 1.
“Learn about Native American culture through traditional Native American drumming, singing, dancing, and regalia,” the event website reads. “Enjoy crafts and artwork from Native American artists from around the country, along with delicious food and drinks. There will be face painting, kids’ crafts, and a candy dance each day for the kids.”
This will be the 16th year for the celebration and the first year for the event to be held outside. The powwow will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Avenue in Lancaster on July 31 from 10 am – 7 pm and on August 1 from 10 am – 5 pm.
Admission is $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child (10 and under) and seniors (65 and older).
Each year the event has grown in terms of vendors, Native American drummers and dancers. Among the new vendors for this year will be a traditional frybread cook.
Taste of Home describes frybread as “a flatbread that’s fried in oil, shortening or lard. Several tribes have their own variation on fry bread, but most Navajo-inspired fry breads are made with flour, water and salt and don’t contain any yeast, using baking powder as the leavening agent.”
Native Americans lived in Ohio for thousands of years. At the time when European explorers entered Southeast Ohio, the area was a dense forest primarily inhabited by the Mingo tribe. Delaware, Ottawa, and Chippewa people were scattered throughout, according to a Ohio Historical Society paper.
For more information and photos from previous powwows, please visit the Honoring Traditions website.