Pow Wow to be held at Noccalula Falls

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By Sarrah Peters, News Editor

The Turtle Island Native American Association’s 3rd Annual Noccalula Falls Pow Wow will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 at Noccalula Falls from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for an adult, $10 for a family, $3 for seniors 65 or older and children age 6 through 14. Military in uniform get in free. Two day tickets are available.

The admission fee will benefit the Turtle Island Native American Association, a non-profit organization that funds multiple Pow Wows across Alabama and Tennessee.

Vendors come to sell their handmade jewelry, dream catchers, pottery, wall hangings and other Native American souvenirs. Specialty crafts and supplies will be sold and demonstrated. Concessions will be available from several food vendors.

There will be a special appearance by the Aztec Dancers, also known as Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl. The dancers will demonstrate traditional dancing.

Several other demonstrations will take place, as well. Flint knapping, the art of making stone art and tools, demonstrations will take place. Flute and archery demonstrations will also provide entertainment.

The Pow-Wow will feature special appearances by several authors including Sylacauga six-time author and musician Cabot Barden; The End of the Trail of Tears author Dale Casteel; author Butch Walker; and John T. Wayne. Wayne is the grandson of the famous John Wayne. He also has authored several books, that feature tales of orphans that became famous cowboys and Civil War stories.

Seating will be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring an umbrella to protect against weather or provide shade.

For more information, call 256-293-6464.

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