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Morongo Band to welcome thousands for powwow

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is preparing to welcome more than 20,000 visitors to its annual Thunder and Lightning Powwow.

The tribe started the powwow 16 years ago. It was a modest affair, with no prize money for dancers or drum groups.

Thunder and Lightning is now considered one of the top powwows in Indian Country. Over 800 dancers and drummers, representing nearly 100 tribes, and 90 vendors take part in the three-day event, which starts on Friday.

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Indian group embracing its heritage with powwow (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 9/20)

Relevant Links:
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