The 7th annual Spring Odessa Powwow was held this first weekend in February in Odessa, FL. Hundreds of folks gathered to watch and participate in this event presented by the Spirit People Intertribal Family, Inc.
There were vendors offering native crafts, as well as educational booths and exhibits of native American history.
On Saturday, there was an auction of crafts and jewelery that led up to the highlight of the day, the Grand Entrance .
A moving prayer was offered by Terrell Anquoe to open the ceremony, then the Grand Entrance began to the haunting, yet soothing, singing and drumming of the Red Bird Singers.
The procession began with an honoring of America`s veterans by the descendants of true Americans, it was a ceremony filled with honor, respect and a pride that was reinforced with every beat of the drummers, every call of the singers.
There were native dancers performing ancient steps in the full regalia of their ancestors, with the plaintive song of the tribes punctuating the sunny day.
These proud native Americans showcased their history and ongoing service to their Country, as well as their Countrymen in Odessa, FL. on that sunny Saturday.
For additional information about this, as well as upcoming Spirit People events, contact Robert at 727-495-3791
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