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Pow Wow In Nashville Shares Culture of Native Americans

HERMITAGE, Tenn. — The 36th annual Hermitage pow wow, just a few miles outside of Nashville brought in a large crowd over the weekend.

What is a Pow Wow?

A pow wow is a ceremonial event that celebrates the meaning of life. It is a gathering of Indians and is a tradition that is passed through the generations.

The event was held by the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee.

The organization, “Represents the almost 20,000 Native Americans living in TN by giving them a voice and a place they feel safe.” says NAIA president Sheryl Prevatte.

Several tribes were represented at the Pow Wow and they all shared their rich cultures through food, dance, and selling handmade items.

The NAIA is planning on building a permanent location coined, The Circle of Life, in the near future.

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