Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market: September 7th & 8th 2019

For more info, contact
Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market
P.O. Box 88
Anderson, IN 46015-0088




Powwow Arts & Culture

Eastern Woodland Indian Culture and Stories with Jamie Oxendine

Explore and learn about the Eastern Woodland Indian Culture in stories and demonstrations about classic Indian Woodland clothing of the 18th century.

Storytelling Area
Saturday 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 2pm



Atl-Atl Demonstration and Throwing with Kelley Morgan

Visitors to the powwow will have the chance to learn about the atl-atl, the ancient hunting tool and try their hand at throwing the spears. Atl-atls, an ancient tool that pre-dates the bow and arrow, is a tool that helped ancient people throw spears harder and faster than they would have been able to by themselves. These tools, can propel a dart at 100 mph for over 300 feet. Atl-atls were not just used in North America. Atl-atls (or really the tool, as Atl-atl is an Aztec word for the tool) have been used for over 30,000 years and have been found on every continent except Antarctica. Atlatls consist of a caster (or short throwing stick) which is used to launch darts (or light, fl etched spears). p>

Saturday 2 - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 2pm

Native Art Activities

Children can participate in a variety of Native American art inspired activiites to learn about Native tribes and traditions, presented by The Anderson Center for the Arts.

Douglas Blue Feather

Douglas Blue Feather, Cherokee heritage, is an internationally known recording artist and performer of music featuring the Native American flute. Recognized as one of the most accomplished flutists of today, he has released 17 CDs which have been heard on radio stations and TV music channels worldwide. The highlights of Doug’s career include winning 10 national music awards including the Indian Summer Music Awards “Best Native American Flute” & “Best Contemporary Instrumental” and the Native American Music Awards “Flutist of the Year” & “Best New Age”. Douglas has received over 50 various award nominations and was featured on the Grammy nominated CD, Faces Of The Sun, by Peter Kater.

Saturday 12 noon, 3pm & 6pm
Sunday 12 noon


Featured Artist Norris Chee

    Norris Chee (Navajo), a nationally accomplished artist, has been recognized at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Indian Market in Indianapolis, and the American Indiana Arts Festival and Market in Dallas, Texas.  He currently resides in Paragould, Arkansas where he operates Blue Horse Studio.  Visiting schools and communities he teaches them about his artistic talents, methods, and the customs of his tribe.

Norris Chee
Blue Horse Studio
Lexington, Nebraska

Eagle Creek Birds of Prey

Come meet some of Indiana’s native raptors and learn about their amazing adaptations with two demonstrations each day. Find out your questions about these magnificent birds of prey.

Sat. 11am-1pm and 2pm
Sunday 12 Noon & 2pm

Artifact Identification

September is Indiana Archaeology Month and powwow visitors are encouraged to bring their artifacts for identification. The Andersontown Powwow is please to host artifact identification with Jim Mohow, a retired senior archaeologist with the Div. of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources. For those bringing archeological artifacts for identification to events, monetary values will not be provided. The value of the artifacts lies in what they can tell us about the past and the people who made them.

Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm


Michael Pace

     Michael Pace is a member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and a descendent of KikthaWeNund or Chief William Anderson. His Delaware name is Xingweleno which means "Big Man". Michael works to promote and educate tribal members and the public on the traditions, culture and history of the Lenape People. He has served on the Cultural Preservation Committee of the Tribe and is a frequent speaker at schools and universities and seminars on Native American History. Michael is currently an artist in residence at the Lenape Indian Camp at Conner Prairie Museum in Fishers, IN.

Michael works to promote and educate tribal members and the public on the traditions, culture and history of the Lenape People. He has served on the Cultural Preservation Committee of the Tribe and has spoken in many venues not only to the public but to schools and universities and seminars on Native American History.

Dee Ketchum

     Dee Ketchem, a descendant of Delaware Indian Chief Kikthawenund or William Anderson, earned both his bachelors and masters degree from Kansas University. He spent 11 years as an educator and coach and 27 years as a businessman in the Bartlesville, OK area. For 17 years, he also served on the Delaware Tribal Council and Trust Board and served as chief of his tribe from 1998- 2002. In addition, he has served on many local, state and national committees.

Jamie Oxendine

     Jamie Oxendine is a Native American speaker, writer, educator, storyteller, professional musician and civil rights activist. He is of Lumbee/Creek Ancestry and a member of The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He lectures on Native American Culture for schools, universities, and organizations across the United States and performs at Native American Ceremonies, Celebrations, Gatherings and Powwows throughout the country. Jamie also serves as the Master of Ceremonies and the Arena Director for many Native American events. He performs and speaks at Living History Events of the 18th & 19th Centuries all across the United States & Canada. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He has written several published papers and theses on Native American Culture including works on Teaching Native American Culture in the K-12 Classroom, The Thanksgiving Holiday, Indian Summer, Native American Foods, Native American Genealogy and more. .

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