Field Notes (2) For MP #2

East Carolina Native American Organization

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pow Wow at Minges Coliseum

12:30 pm – 2 pm

Record

  • At least 50 people at the event
  • Immense amounts of colors
  • Most people there were middle aged
  • Majority men
  • Group of men playing drums
  • A single man talking on the mike like he’s directing
  • A circle to dance in
  • Venders
  • Some children were present
  • Valid attempt to create a family environment
  • Most people there were Native American
  • Terribly deep southern accent

Interpretation

  • For families
  • Laid back kind of chill atmosphere
  • A lot of planning was involved
  • The goal seemed to make money
  • There was very little order and a lot of leisure
  • The dancers got very tired fast
  • Very traditional feel because very few women participated in the dancing
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