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28 April 2012

Pow Wow's Updated ~ Summer Lineup

First of all... Congratulations to Barry Standing Bear Duncan for winning the 400 FAN Giveaway handmade Earrings!!  I am sure they will look Great on him!
Official results can be found here:

This Weekend's Pow Wow:

April 27 -29, 2012 ~Farmington Intertribal Pow wow 2012
 Farmington Community Center - 1723 Farmington Rd - Mocksville, NC

MC - Ken Cloudwalker, Host Drum - Raven Wood Singers, Head Man - Carlos Martin; Some camping bring generator, No Showers, Outside restrooms, Dancers, Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, storytellers, Demonstrators welcome more info. 336-306-4654


Updates to the Pow wow page have been made, more dates for pow wows in FL, KY, TN, NC, and GA have been added.  Email us if you need one listed.  Please be sure to click on the "Pow Wow Ads" tab, here on the blogg and see some of the pow wows that we are endorsing and participating in this season. 
I have missed 2 pow wows that we were scheduled to set up at due to the accident and not being released by the doctor yet :(  I am looking forward to a Great Pow wow season this year, Ken will be MC or AD at many more this season, and due to all the down time, I have a LOT of Beading to sell :)  Here is how it looks tentatively as of now (there should be mre fill-ins that will be added):

  May 25 -27, 2012 ~ Mt Airy Native American Pow Wow
Veterans Memorial Park - 691 W Lebanon St - Mt Airy, NC 27030

MC - Ken Cloudwalker, Host Drum - Raven Wood Singers, Head Man - Running Wolfe, Head Woman - Woman Brave Spirit;Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Spaces are filling up fast please call soon we have a few spaces available. Call Double Trouble 336-428-4395; 35 camping spaces with full hookup for motor homes & campers $30 a night; 40 spaces for tent camping $10 a night; Including power & water; Inside men & women showers & restrooms; Beautiful camping beside the small river and friendly neighborhood sitting behind the security fence for privacy and relaxation. Plenty of parking for vendors & campers. Hundreds of parking spaces for guest. No Camp Feed Food Vouchers will be used. For a vendors contract Double Trouble 336-428-4395 or E-mail nwacarolinas@yahoo.com

June 9 -10 , 2012 ~ Metcalfe County's Annul Native American Style Pow Wow

Wisdom Faith Community Academy & Church
MC Chief Loveheart, Host Drum - ETOCD's Spirit Voices; ALL Drums and Dancers are Welcome to Participate; Admission $5, Children 12 and uder FREE; Dancers in Regalia, Military, and EMS Service people FREE; This is a teaching Pow wow, No Contest or prizes will be awarded; We Drum, Dance, and Sing Strictly for the Creator and the kinship of Together-ness. More Info - Martha Harris 270-432-3295 email renegade3295@scrtc.com ; Marsha Johnson 865-774-5626 / 865-335-6097 email e_t_o_c_d@yahoo.com Facebook page: East Tennessee Overhill Descendants

July 13 -15, 2012 ~ Strong Sun Festival & Pow Wow 

Tanglewood Park - 4061 Clemmons Rd ~ Clemmons, NC 27012

The Strong Sun Pow Wow is Open To The Public attendance with small donation. For more infomation please call us or info@nearriverdwellers.com For information on Park www.tanglewoodpark.org This is a Gathering of Native American people to share our Traditions and Customs with you.Master of Ceremonies - Ric Bird; Head Veteran - Elton Smith; Honor Veteran & flag Staff Carrier: Carlos Martin; Arena Director - Ken Cloudwalker; Lead Dancers - Mike & Jennie Crawford; William E, Vaughan-Lloyd, Jr. Vice Chief; Demonstraters: Weapons: Mr. Jin "Blackfeather" Jefferies; Flint Napping: Deer Man; Fire Building: Julius Perdue. We also have many other surprisers planned for you. All Traditional Drums Welcome. Special Programs and Dances for all ages. Friday and Grand Entry at 2Pm - Tanglewood Park will be charging $2 per vehicle fee. Admission by Small Donation: Adults $6.00 - Children 4- 18 $4.00 - Senior over 62 Free - Children 4 years old and under Free. Special Appearance: Mr. John Sarantos, a Native American Flute Player who has played Carnagie Hall and many other venues. John will be featured in Concert on Sunday Night. This event will be open to the public for a small donation. Mr. Sarantos, has also agreed to host several flute practice sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will something for everyone. This is a Family Program, Please have all Pets on Lease, No Alcohol, Drugs or Firearms Permitted. So grab a friend a Veteran and a Lawn Chair and come have some Fun. Shoes will be required at all times. Host Hotel: Super 8 Motel, Clemmons, NC. 1-336-778-0931 contact for special pow wow rates $59 per night ~ Neetribe, Inc. - 3517 Union Hill Rd - East Bend, NC 27018 - 1-336-816-7747 or strongsunpowwow@nearriverdwellers.com http://nearriverdwellers.com/


July 27 -29, 2012 ~ Mocksville Native America Pow Wow
 Davie Parks & Recreation - 644 N Main St - Mocksville, NC 27028

MC - Ken Cloudwalker, Host Drum - Raven Wood Singers, Head Man - Carlos Martin; Head Woman - Marsha Jhnson & Mayola Maize; All drums & dancers welcome, craft vendors, food vendors, storytellers welcome; Inside restrooms; Bring your own generator; Some camping available, motor homes, tents & camper trailers; Spaces going fast please call today 336-428-4395 Luck of the Draw $5 Registeration; Luck of the Draw; All Dancers welcome to enter Luck of the Draw with a $5 Registration; Friday 1 Draw; Saturday 4 Draws; Sunday 4 Draws; 9 Draws in all; Good luck To You All; More info Contact Jay Blackheart 336-428-4395 nwacarolinas@yahoo.com

August 25 - 26, 2011 ~ 9th Annual Native American Style Pow Wow

MC - Danny 2 Eagle; Head Man - Derrick Brave Eagle; Head Woman - Mayola Maize; Host Drum - Indian Grease w/ Tony Walkingstick, Ravenwood Singers; AD - Running Wolf; OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!FREE PARKING! GREAT FOR KIDS AND YOUTH GROUPS! There is no admission charge but a $2 raffle ticket bought at the gate will give you a chance to win a prize donated from one of our great vendors.This is a teaching powwow. We will have demonstrations and lots of things that everyone can do and see. We will have lots of dancers in regalia and lots of great vendors that you can visit while you're with us. There will be a native village with tipi's (lodges) that you can look in and take pictures in front of, we will also have re-enactors with period clothing and equiptment. The DAV will have a wonderful display of military vehicles and gear from now and years gone by in a museum type setting to honor all of our veterans. There will be an arena that you can try your hand at throwing a tomahawk, or spear. You can also try shooting a blowgun and for the kids we have corn cob darts, and the rabbit stick game. The donations and vendor fees are what we will be using to pay for next years powwow, so all donations are greatly appreciated. Everyone bring a lawn chair and come join the fun. More Info Contact - Woman Brave Spirit / Thundering Buffalo 865-774-5626 email e_t_o_c_d@yahoo.com Facebook page: East Tennessee Overhill Cherokee Descendants

August 31 - September 2, 2012 ~ 

MC - Ken Cloudwalker, Hst Drum - Raven Wood Singers; Head Man - Running Wolfe, Head Woman - Woman Brave Spirit, AD - Thundering Buffalo (Jack Johnson); Camping Available; Note : FREE Admission All Day Friday is Childrens Day Gates open 9 am till 3 pm; Grand Entry 4 pm till 7 pm - Honoring all Veterans men & women of all Nationalties Including Indians & Native Americans. Open To The Public of all people; No alcohol or drugs permitted or discussed; No Pets allowed in the circle ~ Pets allowed on leash outside circle only; Spiritual Entertainment for the whole Family; Activities include Indian Dancers performing in Regalia, Powwow Drums, Dancing, Singing, Spiritual Dance & Drums, All Dancers Welcome, Anyone can try no experience necessary, Children Events, Demonstrations, Ceremonies, Storytelling, Flint Striking, Face PaintingCrafts On Sale, Native American Food, Ice Cream & Italian Ice. Friendship & Intertribal Dances for everyone. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and stay all day. Contact Double Trouble 336-428-4395 nwacarolinas@yahoo.com - NWA School of pro.wrestling 336-428-4395; Proud NWA Associate member Eldon Speer aka Double Trouble
September 14 -16, 2012 ~ Pfafftown Native American Pow Wow 2012
 West Central Community Center -

MC - Ken Cloudwalker, Host Drum - Raven Wood Singers; Head Man - Running Wolfe, Head Woman - Woman Brave Spirit / Mayola Maize, AD - Thundering Buffalo (Jack Johnson) Luck of the Draw for Dancers in Regalia $5 registration, 9 draws for the weekend; More Info Contact Jay Blackheart 336-428-4395 nwacarolinas@yahoo.com 

23 April 2012

400 FAN Giveaway!

The Poll has ended and the people have chosen!  The Arrow Fringed earrings will be the giveaway to celebrate the shop page reaching 400 fans.  Thank you again to Everyone who follows, Likes, comments, and generally encourages my efforts!  I am going to stick with the same guidlines for this giveaway as for the first one I ran.  You can visit the poll page for the final breakdown of the results: http://sixdirectionstraders.com/poll.html
Enter the Giveaway to win these Earrings!

Ok, so 27 January 2012 we went to eat Chinese food, an occasional "Treat".  They have a pretty good Buffet here called Hibachi.  I don't put a lot of stock into Fortune Cookies, they are humorous to me.  However, This one was interesting and I actually kept it:

"Remember three months from this date.  Good things are in store for you."
So I guess I should "go to the store" that day to see the good things in there LOL!  Seriously though, the good things are in store for YOU... The Giveaway will end this friday and the winner will be contacted on Saturday.  Below are ALL the ways to Enter.  So Share us with your friends and spread the word, because the higher the "LIKES" go on the Facebook page, The MORE Giveaways I will have!

How to Enter:Want to win? Now through 11:59pm EST Friday 27 April 2012 you can enter to
win the above pictured Handmade Earrings!

To enter this contest, simply leave a comment on this blog. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Your contact information will only be used for acquiring your address information should you win this contest.

For additional entries:
1. Tweet this contest. Comment here with your twitter name.
2. Become a fan of SixDirectionsTraders on Facebook and leave a comment about the Giveaway on there. (just comment on the FB post if you are already a fan)
3. Blog about this contest. Comment here with a link to the blog

4. Follow this blog with an email subscription.
5. Visit Six Directions Traders shop to see what your favorite item is, then leave the comment here about it.
6. Make a purchase in the shop and you will automatically get 5 extra entries.

By random draw, we will use an online randomizer to choose an entry and notify the winner through email (or method given in entry to contact you.) If winner does not respond within three days, a new winner will be chosen.


18 April 2012

Military Branch Peyote Bead Patterns Published for Sale

I have officially hit 400 Fans (Likes) on the Facebook shop page!  I have a few things planed to celebrate.  I promised a Giveaway, so that will be coming up soon.  I will post pictures of a few pairs of earrings here and the people can decide which ones should be the Newest Giveaway! 
#1 Delica Beaded Purple Hair Witches
I have finished Compiling the PDF Files for the Military Logo patterns.  Over the years I have had many people ask to purchase them.  Well, Now they are Ready and listed in the supplies shop.  Look in the "Patternz" category and you will see Bead Patterns for US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, US Navy, and US Marine Corps Logo's, that I have used on the Fringed Keychains.  There is also a listing for All 5 Branches together that has a special FREE Gift: 8 patterns to make peyote tube beads of Military Combat Medals, Awards, and a Stars and Stripes American Flag design. 
#2 Beige Tipi w/Loop Fringe

I am hoping to generate a little extra cash with the release of the patterns.  It has been a little tight recently with the car being gone.  Ok, enough of my pitty-potty... The Real Special is that I have developed a "Limited" Coupon Code for 20% off ALL patternz Just enter: QUETZALCOATL2001-2012 at Checkout for the discount to be applied.  This coupon Code is One per purchase and "Limited" to only 27 uses total!  So get your Discounted Military Logo Bead Pattern Today!
#3 Blue Diamonds Fringed

I have a Poll up for everyone to vote on which of the earrings pictured on this post, that they want for the giveaway.  You can vote in the poll here: http://sixdirectionstraders.com/poll.html
#4 Arrow Fringed
I will run the poll through Sunday 22 April 2012, then tally it and Start the Giveaway Next week! So Stay Tuned, Follow Us, Share Us, and be sure to Vote.  Follow us on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/SixDirectionsTraders 

13 April 2012

Happy Friday the 13th ~ Goodbye Q

I have not blogged in a while, there has been many happenings since the last.  One of which is that I was involved in an auto accident and lost my dear friend the Q.  I have Always had special attachments to the vehicles in my life.  My high school chums may remember Daccus, the Big dark blue '76 Impala Station wagon I drove around like my personal Hearse.  Or perhaps years later, my friends in NJ may recall the rust orange color '75 two door Impala, Damian, roaring down the Pike in Front of the Snow Plows that day they shut down Atlantic City.  I know Lumpy won't forget that car, I beat out his precious '88 Monte Carlo SS draggin from a stoplight.  Anyways, I have officially Laid to Rest yet another Great Vehicle the Q, my 2001 Black Pontiac Aztek. 

You may wonder, why Q?  What does that mean?  Well, this vehicle when it first came out, was very much like the VW "Thing" when it came out.  My dear friend Julie reminds me of how, we would be driving around in this new strange looking vehicle and people would be staring at it.  They would ask, "What IS it?"  My answer was always, "Q" or Why it's the Q, of course!"  As it's  Ancient and Mysterious Tribal Name infers, it was Totally Unique and... Dare I say, Omnipotent!  Therefore short for Quetzalcoatl or the Very Unique Sentient Being that Plagued the Enterprise... The Q was born!

Friday the 13th has also had a Special Place in my life and a Good friend and Trapper that I had known, had given me a "Good Luck Charm" to carry around with me.  I have had this for upwards of 25 years or so, and each Friday the 13th it comes out of it's special place of honor, in a small wooden cigar box, and travels around in my pocket with me all day.  Not that I think I need a Charm to carry around, but He obviously thought I did, LOL, as I had always told people that is was a good day for me.  So I swore to carry it on Friday the 13th, and being a Woman of my Word, I pulled out the wooden box this morning.

To reveal an old Purple drawstring bag protected by another Treasure, gifted to me by an Old Biker and ex-Wolf Scout.  As I say, I thought these precariously placed days filled with Superstition were very special and, back then, Swore that if I were to marry, it would be on Friday the 13th. 
Which reminds me of a funny story relating to the only Other Car accident I have been involved in.  Many years before I met my husband there were many Gentleman callers, one of which I would meet in an older bar in Absecon, NJ called Muskett's Tavern.  Apparently one night while over-celebrating the days hard work schedule there, I had promised to Marry him on the very next available Friday the 13th and that we would meet at the Tavern and have the Mayor marry us.  I was young and really inspired by material things, like the fact that he had a fully restored Hearse that pulled a trailer which had a working Hot Tub!   Anyways, the next Friday the 13th came and went, I had not remembered my promise to meet him there, and really hadn't seen him again for some time.  Now, a couple years later Ken and I had been driving home from Brigantine Island after having dinner with my Nan.  I was holding a container of leftover spaghetti gravey (that is what the Elders call it)  Now Nan was from the Depression Era, so this wasn't some fancy store bought Tupperware container, Nope it was a cleaned out re-used Cool Whip Container... Nan was THE Very First Recycler! I am sure of it, I won't go into the washing and drying of tin foil and plastic ziploc bags.  Anyways, the Snow was really piling up that evening we drove back into Absecon on the pike, coming around the bend just about to our right hand turn and the Truck started to slide.  Well, to make a long story Longer... Ken was able to steer this little squirrelly S-10 pickup sideways so we didn't get hit Head on by the '70's model Dodge Ramcharger.  The Gravey went Everywhere and an off duty cop that came to check us after we came to rest, was Freaking out and calling an ambulance because he thought that it was Blood all over the inside of the pickup.  We were fine, I got the wind knocked out of me because I tensed up with my feet against the floorboard.  So I couldn't answer when they were asking if I was OK.  We can all have a Good Laugh at this NOW!  LOL ~ Ironically, the guy that hit us, was the guy I was suppose to Marry at the Muskett's Tavern years before on Friday the 13th! 

Back to the Purple drawstring bag.  It was a Muskrat foot that the old Trapper had given me.  Don't know why, or what it meant to him, but I have Kept it sacred, all these years.  And on those precariously placed days filled with Superstition, out it comes to travel around with me.  And on this my 5 year anniversary of Quitting smoking cigarettes, again I bring it out and introduce it to the world in my blog. 

I hope that this little personal insight into me has not scared any of you away.  We are all a little Weird in our own ways, and this is one minuscule way of mine :)  Thank you all for your Patience and following the ramblings of one insignificant Being on this planet.  Please stay tuned for my next Giveaway, I am reaching the 400 mark on the Facebook shop page and will be giving away a pair of handmade earrings to one lucky Follower!