Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe celebrates 48th annual Pow Wow

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe held its first Tama Tribal Town Pow Wow at the Livestock Pavilion in Cairo, Georgia in 1971. In 1972 the pow wow location was moved to Tama Tribal Town located at 107 Tall Pine Drive, Whigham. Georgia. 2018 would have been the 47th year that the pow wow was held at this location but Hurricane Michael roared through the Panhandle of Florida and South West Georgia preventing the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe from hosting the event in October of 2018. However, we are back and better than ever.

The 2019 Tama Tribal Town Pow Wow will open the gates for the public at 5 PM, Friday, October 18, 2019. At 7 PM dancers will enter the arena for Grand Entry which is the official opening for the pow wow. Saturday, October 19, the gates will open to the public at 9 PM. At 9:15 Saturday morning the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8433, the American Legion Post #122 and the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe Honor Guard will conduct The Missing Man at the Table Ceremony. This ceremony honors our men and women of the Armed Forces who fought and for those who gave their lives for our freedom. Saturday will feature two Grand Entries. The first Grand Entry will be at 1 PM, the second one at 7 PM. Serving as Head Lady Dancer is Anna Truax and Head Man will be Tony Young. The gates will be open on Sunday at noon with Grand Entry following at 1 PM.

The Living Village will be open during the daylight hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Living Village is a circa 1800 replica of a Creek Village. Demonstrators will explain the use of primitive weapons and tools, clothing, housing and every day activities of the Creek Indians who lived in South West Georgia.

Singing Dove’s Kitchen will be opened to purchase native food such as fry bread and Indian tacos as well as traditional American food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, curly fries, chips, soft drinks, water and sweet tea. Vendors will have handmade arts and crafts to be purchased as well. Saturday afternoon an auction will be held on the main stage for all to enjoy.

Everyone is welcome. The cost is $5.00 a vehicle; bring a lawn chair and stay all day. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash and well behaved at all times. Aggressive dogs will not be allowed on the premises.

Come join us, step back in time and take home an understanding of the Creek Indians that inhabited South West Georgia many years ago.

Hope to see y’all!