Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation prepares for annual powwow

A dancer at Schemitzun. Photo by Claire

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is getting ready for its 25th annual powwow.

Schemitzun, or Feast of Green Corn and Dance, takes place August 27 and August 28 at the tribe's cultural grounds. In addition to dancing and drumming, the event features a replica of a historic Pequot village, where visitors can learn more about food, arts and other cultural traditions.

"A 17th century Eastern Woodland Village reenactment will provide a fascinating variety of traditional cultural practices -- including fire-pit cooking demonstrations, traditional wampum making, loom beadwork and basketry," the tribe said in a press release. "A wide variety of authentic Native cuisine is sure to satisfy every appetite, including hearty clam chowders and stews, local fish and wild game options to Indian tacos, burgers, fry bread, traditional beverages, desserts and more."

Shuttle service will be provided for the general public from the nearby Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and from the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Powwow participants can park at the cultural grounds.

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