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PAIA

Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC

11th Annual Pow Wow

(Honoring Chief Howard (Gene) White Bull Norris)

Saturday, Sept. 29th, 9 AM to 7 PM

2018

Gate opens 9:00 AM

Grand Entries 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Luck of the Draw Pow Wow

(Dancers must be in regalia.)

Dancing • Flute & Drum Music

Story Telling • Arts & Crafts • Food

Door Prizes • Raffles • Games for All Ages

 

Master of Ceremonies: Harland Richardson

Host Drum: Edisto River Singers

Michael Jacobs, Cherokee Recording Artist

Head Man Dancer: Larry Swearingen

Head Lady Dancer: Karen Swearingen

 

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Compliments of Cloud Dancer Photography & Melanie Riddle

5th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk

Ninety Six National Historic Site

1103 Highway 248 S, Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666

Saturday, November 10, 2018

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

We walked along the Cherokee Path at Ninety Six National Historic Site to remember our Ancestors who were forced from their homes. Thirty-nine people joined in the Walk.

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Christmas Gathering 2018

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The Christmas Gathering took place on December 15, 2018 in the White Sage Longhouse.

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On January 18, 2019—Chief Buster Hatcher, of the Waccamaw Indian People performed a Ceremony to make Mark Two Blades Williams a Traditional Fire Keeper.

Chief Mary Louise Wolfwoman Worthy and Vice Chief Dexter Yellow Hawk passed the Feather to sanction Two Blades for Cherokee Ceremonies. It was a privilege and an honor for them to participate in this Sunrise Ceremony. The Waccamaw united our fires as an official alliance between the two tribes.


Historical Note: A few years ago First Chief Howard White Bull Norris asked Two Blades to consider becoming the PAIALECNSC Fire Keeper. Two Blades consented. First Chief Norris instructed Two Blades on the meaning and ritual of the Fire Keeper and referred him to the Eastern Fire Keeper, Earl Many Skins Carter, for further instruction.


Congratulations to Two Blades!

Issaqueena Festival

The PAIALECNSC was invited to participate in the Issaqueena Festival in Six Mile on April 6, 2019. Warrior Creek drummed and sang. The craft booth was set up to sell many handmade crafts by tribal members. 

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Teaching Our Heritage at Sara Collins Elementary School - May 17, 2019

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Strong Beaver Kids' Camp

August 10, 2019

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PAIA

Lower Eastern

Cherokee Nation SC

12th Annual Pow Wow

(Honoring Chief Howard (Gene) White Bull Norris)

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

9 AM to 7 PM

Gate opens 9:00 AM

Grand Entries 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Luck of the Draw Pow Wow

(Dancers must be in regalia.)

Dancing • Flute & Drum Music

Story Telling • Arts & Crafts • Indian Fry Bread

Door Prizes • Raffles • Games for All Ages

 

Master of Ceremonies: Harland Richardson

Host Drum: Red Oak

Dale Woodruff

Head Man Dancer: Larry Swearingen

Head Lady Dancer: Karen Swearingen

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Issaqueena Festival

The Tribe participated in the festival on

Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Six Mile.

The drum played and sang while the dancers danced.

The craft booth was set up.

 

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