Nottoway Indian Tribe holds Pow Wow

Published 9:40 am Friday, September 23, 2011

Nottoway Indian Chief Lynette Allston of Capron leads the grand entry on Sunday during the tribe'€™s annual Pow Wow with War Chief Bill Wright, left, and Assistant Chief Archie Elliott. -- FRANK DAVIS | TIDEWATER NEWS

Crystal Joyner of Franklin, right, and Jackie Elliott participate in the Nottoway Indians annual Pow Wow last weekend. -- FRANK DAVIS | TIDEWATER NEWS

SURRY—The Nottoway Indian Tribe moved its annual Pow Wow into the Surry Recreation Center due to Saturday’s rain.

On Sunday, the clouds cleared and the event was returned to the outdoors.

Arena director Leroy Hardy prepared participants for the grand entry. Master of ceremonies John “Blackfeather” Jefferies made opening remarks and the color guards followed. Nottoway Indian Chief Lynette Allston of Capron led the processional.

Serving on the drums were members of the Yough-Ta-Nund and Na-Ma-Wo-Chi tribes.

On Sunday, spectators experienced intertribal dancing, vendors with Indian crafts, demonstrations, storytelling and native American cooking.

Aztec Indian dancers of Mexico also performed.