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Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness

2019 Pow-wow at Plug Pond

We live in a country that is made up of many cultures but many don't know a lot about the people who have been here the longest. At the Pow-wow at Plug Pond that I attended in 2019, I met a lot of Native Americans who were happy to share their history and culture with all who attended. The Pow-wow is an exciting, interactive experience that's great for all ages.

"Twining"

Traditional arts are very important.  We learned a lot about the many contributions Native Americans have made at the Pow-wow held in 2019 which was the last one before Covid.  In this video we are going to learn a little about twining which is something all indigenous people have done. It is possibly the oldest form of basketry. Julia Marden is keeping this tradition alive and passing it on to future generations. Let's see how it's done.

"Finger Weaving"

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Native Americans have lived in this land longer than any other group of people. Yet, we don't know much about their culture and traditions. Dan learned a lot when he attended the Pow-wow at Plug Pond in 2019. Native Americans are spectacular artists, working on crafts that have been handed down through the generations.  Marlene Lopez is one of these artisans. She's going to show us what finger weaving is all about and the weavings ceremonial connections.

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Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness go to MCNAA.org