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Powwows celebrate community, tradition

Dance events common throughout Wisconsin in spring, summer months

7:47 PM, Mar. 27, 2013
Dancers take part May 2010 in a dance at the 38th annual University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Pow-wow sponsored by American Indian Reaching for Opportunities.
Dancers take part May 2010 in a dance at the 38th annual University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Pow-wow sponsored by American Indian Reaching for Opportunities.
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Spring is here, and for many Native American tribes, that means powwow season has sprung, with nearly one powwow per weekend planned in Wisconsin.

Tribes typically celebrate between mid-March and September, though indoor powwows are held throughout the year. Traditional powwows are held outdoors, but they also can be held in gymnasiums, arenas or fairgrounds.

Brian Tupper, who helps organize the annual Forest County Potawatomi powwow in March in Crandon, said the number of powwows held yearly has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. ...

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