🪶 Poarch Creek Indians Thanksgiving Pow Wow Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary
Today marks the 50th anniversary of a unique gathering on the Poarch Creek Indian reservation lands that began in 1971 as a homecoming celebration for Tribal members. Defined by its tradition of sharing, the Tribe happily extended invitations to friends and neighbors, and the event grew rapidly. Today, a half-century later, the Poarch Pow Wow has become a favorite tradition for thousands of Alabama families, as well as visitors from across America, who travel to Atmore to experience Poarch’s unique tradition and to honor the Tribe’s place in Alabama’s history.
“This year’s Pow Wow is especially meaningful to us,” said Chris “Ding Ding” Blackburn, Planning and Events Coordinator for the Tribe. “We are so happy to be resuming the Pow Wow after having to cancel it the last two years due to COVID-19 and the fact this year also marks our 50th celebration makes that return to tradition even more special. ”