Pow Wow spreads Native American culture

Sioux, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Cherokee, Crow, and Iroquois Native Americans are all different cultural groups, but even in this diverse list there is a common factor. All were represented at the 15th annual Pow Wow on Jan. 10.

The Pow Wow took place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and featured over 100 dancers from these tribes to display their cultural dances and traditional clothing. These dancers were accompanied by over 20 vendors selling everything from dog chews to fry bread.

The Pow Wow is the project of Vice Principal for Academics Gary Scholl who studies Native American culture.

According to Scholl, it is an annual fundraiser for the Saint Labre Indian School which provides Cheyenne and Crow children a quality education as well as being an “important cultural and educational event for the students of [JC].”

Will Bolton is an Opinion Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.