Powwow in Apalachin

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 18, 2009 at 7:24 PM EDT

A cultural tradition is making noise and movement in Apalachin.

People got to join-in on the celebration, and participate in an Honorary Native American dance.

The dancing is part of the Hiawatha Powwow at Hiawatha Island.

A powwow, also known as a gathering, is considered religious for many Native Americans.

The two day event also features a "Walk Through Time" exhibit.

"We have a civil war re-enactment going out on the island. We also have a walk through time where you can learn different things, learn how to make bows, how to put up a log cabin, things like that," said James Peace Walker Rrarvin, a Shawnee Chief.

The powwow was organized by the Fred Waterman Conservation Center.

The Walk Through Time exhibit continues Sunday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

You can catch the powwow dancing from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

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