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27 September 2011

Catching UP & Euharlee, GA Pow wow


Greetings,
We have been travelling for a week strait it seems.  Gone from Virginia to Florida and back up to Georgia.  Today is my Birthday and I think I may take the day completely OFF.  That is RARE for me, because I have to be doing something, making something, or woking on the computer.  SO with that said, I will get the business out of the way and be OFF!!!



The Drums of Painted Mountain pow wow was really nice for a first time pow wow. The pictures and video are all up and posted, please see the photo albums at my Flickr here:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderwrulf/sets/    and the video are on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/spiderwrulf  

Three days of Travel and about 700 miles took us into the Florida panhandle for pow wow in Sopchoppy.  This was a pow wow that has been around for a while and the grounds are VERY nice.  Plenty of camper hook-ups, on the river, fishing, swimming, out in the middle of Florida's Best.  Unfortunately we had rain shower on Saturday that drove the people that were there, home early.  The dancers had  a Great time though, dancing until 10pm!  I have only a few pictures of some mens dance to post later.  I was rather sick with a bug while there and Ken had to run the shop most of the time. 



It was amazing to watch the colorrun out as we travelled south.  There were so many wildflowers in Virginia and Carolina and as we got to Georgia and Florida there were on a sparse few.  This pretty little Orb Weaver was in NC at our first stopover.  We are now in Georgia, getting ready for a Great Veteran Pow wow in Euharlee. 

October 1 - 2, 2011 ~ 7th Euharlee Veterans Pow Wow
Frankie Harris Park - Covered Bridge Road ~
"A HOMECOMMING FOR ALL TO ENJOY" ALL VETERANS WILL BE HONORED AT THIS EVENT. ALL FALLEN WARRIORS WILL BE HONORED AT THIS EVENT. ALL FAMILIES WITH VETERANS HERE AND ABROAD WILL BE HONORED AT THIS EVENT. ALL WAR MOTHERS WILL ALSO BE HONORED AT THIS EVENT. VETERANS WILL BE ASKED TO HELP BRING IN AND REMOVE OUR COLORS AND JOIN IN WITH THE GRAND ENTRY. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES AROUND THE WORLD. Head Man=Smitty, Head Lady=Bobbie Orr, Host Drum=Dog River, AD=Maggott, MC=Gary Smith, COME AND ENJOY NATIVE DRUMS, CRAFTS, DANCE, AND FOOD Gates open 10am and Grand Entry will be at 12 noon Sat. and at 1pm Sun. Admission is FREE but there will a small parking fee Bring Lawnchairs And Enjoy The PowWow With Us NO WEAPONS, ATTITUDES OR POLITICS WILL BE ALLOWED PETS WILL BE ALLOWED BUT NEED TO BE ON A LEASH "DIRECTIONS" FROM INTERSTATE 75 - TAKE MAIN ST. EXIT 288, TRAVEL THROUGH TOWN AND TURN ONTO WEST AVE.(HWY 113), THEN TURN RIGHT ONTO EUHARLEE ROAD. THEN TURN LEFT ONTO COVERED BRIDGE ROAD. POWWOW WILL BE ON YOUR RIGHT IN EUHARLEE. FROM HWY 113 FROM ROCKMART OR TAYLORSVILLE, TURN LEFT ONTO COVERED BRIDGE ROAD, TRAVEL PASS PLANT BOWEN AND THE POWWOW WILL BE ON THE LEFT IN EUHARLEE ==WE HOPE TO SEE ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND GUEST AT THIS EVENT== Contact Joey & Janell 770-296-3097 amndn@mindspring.com


Please come in the shop and say hello if you are in this part of the woods, we would Love to meet you or see you again!   I am going to go for now and enjoy my Birthday, Hope everyone has a Blessed day.
Much Love and many prayers

13 September 2011

Drums of Painted Mountain Pow Wow - Cedar Bluff, VA

This weekend's pow wow is a first time pow wow and is being hosted by Grey Wolf and elder in the Virginia mountains area.  I am looking forward to visiting Virginia one more time this season, I just love it there!  Ken will be the MC at this pow wow as well, He really enjoys helping and working the pow wow.  Hope to see you all there, I have some exciting New Product to display. 


September 16 - 18, 2011 ~ Drums of Painted Mountain Powwow
Presented by: Inter Tribal Council of Southwest Virginia 
MC - Ke Cloudwalker; Lead Male Dancer: Jeff Kemp; Lead Female Dancer: Elaina Tapley; Host Drum: Red Fire Singers; Native American Arts and Crafts;Native American Dancing; Good Food, Storytelling, Demonstrations, Special Programs, Bring Your Lawn Chairs and the Entire Family; Everyone Welcome! Open to the public! All Traditional Drums, Singers, Dancers, Welcome!Drugs, Alcohol, and Weapons are Prohibited! Friday 16: 1PM - 8:30PM Grand entry: 5PM; Saturday 17: 10AM - 8:30PM Grand entry: 12 Noon; Sunday 18: 1PM - 5PM Grand entry: 2PM; Admission Donation: Adults: $5, Students: $4, Children 8yrs and up: $4, Children under 8yrs: Free, Veterans & Seniors 55yrs and over: $3, Veterans with Veterans Feather: Free; Inter Tribal Council of Southwest Virginia - 590 Eva’s Walk, Pounding Mill, Virginia 24637 - Phone: 276-596-9281; CONTACT Info - Gray Wolf Wilson Or Lorie Clifton 276-596-9281 V endor contrat and website: http://www.intertribalcouncil.com/ Email is intertribalcouncil@yahoo.com

09 September 2011

Plans ~ Pow Wows ~ and Peace

Plans...
We have had many changes in plans over the past several months... it's just how we live.  We do what we are directed to do by the Great Spirit.  Someone on Facebook the other day asked, "What are your plans today?"... My answer was: finish some pinback feathers, start drying things out, and count my blessings (not necessarily in that order)  We were going to go back to the Lake Lure area in between these pow wows, but then the weather came and Chief Jim asked us to come to their gathering this friday.  Thankfully Clyde and Mayola directed us to this Awesome little campground in the mountains.  It got kinda scarey with the weather, a Tornado touched down less than 2 miles from here and we are on a creek that we watched rise pretty good with the rain.  As of now, we will be heading to the next pow wow in Cedar Bluff, VA next wednesday. 

Pow Wows...
This past weekends first time pow wow was simply Incredible.  Creator brought all these people together and we Danced, Sang and Honored in a way that would make Family jealous.  The locals came out and some camped all weekend with us, they were so very welcoming and supporting to have us back again.  The promoter posted the following:
I would like to take this time to thank everyone that attended the first annual Foothills Native American Powwow this past Labor Day weekend. We had 5500 guest not bad for the first one. We had over a 100 dancers, and 14 vendors, we had the greatest group of dancers male & female possible. We want to thank all our guest and let you know we will be back next year Labor Day weekend. And you all are invited to attend next year. 
I would like to thank my blood brother Raven Wood Drum & Singers. Raven Wood is the best, he is trustworthy and very helpful to others. Here is an example we gave him his pay envelope and minutes later he returns and said someone made a mistake and overpaid him and returned over amount. As it turns out we did overpay Raven by mistake . We miscounted the money, Raven Wood is an honest man and a great drummer and singer. I would recommend him to any Powwow. Thank you Raven. 
I'd like to thank the arena director Thundering Buffalo Jack Johnson and head lady dancers Woman Brave Spirit Marsha Johnson, Mayola Maize, also would like to thank all the lady dancers. We had 2 head veterans, we would like to thank each of them Carlos Martin & Clyde Maize. Also we'd like to thank Clyde Maize for displaying all the necessary flags for the Powwow ceremony. It has been a long time since I've met people this great. We would like to than the VFW Hall for their Veterans Tribute. We would like to thank Running Wolfe, Burt Lemons & Ann Lemons. I can't thank of all the names of the wonderful dancers and craft vendors but thank you all. 
I'd also like to thank our MC Ken Cloudwalker and his wife. You are great people we love you. You did a wonderful job, I'd recommend you to any Powwow organization. Also would like to thank Chief Johnson, Chief Jim Wilson and everyone I haven't mentioned. Thank you all for making this spiritual gathering a success in spiritually changing lives and healing. I was told by several people the spirit was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Many of you that was there know what I'm talking about. This Powwow was in the creators hands and in his direction. Thank you creator for making this possible and keeping our people safe as they traveled to and from this event. Thank you for watching over Chief Johnson, Jack Johnson and Marsha Johnson and the others that broke down on the mountain south of Sparta, NC. Thank you great one for sending Raven Wood to assist our tribe in a time of need and seeing everyone home. Thank you all and stay safe in your travels. Eldon Speer aka Double Trouble


Peace...
I have many more pictures and a few videos that still need to be posted.  We will be attending a gathering by the Nuluti Equani Ehi Tribe this friday and I should be able to upload more then.  The interent and phone service is very Iffy here in this hollow.  It's OK though, it is soooo very Peaceful with the creek running in the background and wonderful wild herbs growing all around... I have even begun collecting the Black Walnuts for this years medicine!  The doggies are able to have their Harness' off and run FREE because we are the only people in the campground.  Bear went swimming yesterday, he Loves the water (way too COLD for me though!)  We are definitely having some much needed quiet time here and enjoying every minute of it... for soon it will be long travels, one after another, for a month strait before we can stop again. 

In closing I would like to Thank ALL the Family and Peoples that came together for the Foothills pow wow.  It was a VERY special event, and we look forward to doing it again next year. We Love y'all very much and will see you down the road... sooner than you might think ;)  Much Love and Many Prayers