Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market: SEPTEMBER 9TH - 10TH, 2017

For more info, contact
Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market
P.O. Box 88
Anderson, IN 46015-0088
765.203.9770

debbie.webb@andersontownpowwow.org 

 

 

 

Powwow Arts & Culture

Jessica Diemer-Eaton
Woodland Indians Camp

    Powwow visitors will have the chance to get up close and personal with recreated historic, archeological and museum Woodland Indian pieces featuring historical interpreter Jessica Diemer-Eaton. Includes Woodland Indian Camp and many hands-on activities.

Jessica Diemer-Eaton is a historical interpreter and educator of Woodland Indian pre-contact and historic cultures, who currently works with museums, educational events, and schools. She has been a museum interpreter and exhibit designer for a re-created Lenape-Delaware village (NJ), a Native American Studies instructor for a private school and camp (NJ), a Director of Education for a non-profit Native history organization (IN), a special events coordinator for the Woodland Indian history event, “School of the Native,” (NJ), as well as a grant recipient of the Indiana Humanities Council on behalf of this educational event. Jessica is currently an Anthropology student at Indiana University, and her research interests include Woodland Indian culture-especially family life, gender roles, and women’s culture.


Jessica Diemer-Eaton


Douglas Blue Feather

     Douglas Blue Feather, Cherokee heritage, will perform both traditional and contemporary music featuring the Native American flute with three shows and a flute demonstration. An international known songwriter and recording artist, Blue Feather will also provide a flute demonstration Saturday, September 8 at 3pm in the Education Tent.

Douglas Blue Feather, whose ancestry includes American Indian, Iberian and European, is an internationally known recording artist and performer of music featuring the Native American Flute.  Recognized as one of the most prolific flutists of today, he has released 15 CDs which have been heard on radio stations worldwide.

The highlights of Doug’s career include winning the 2010 Indian Summer Music Award for “Best Traditional Native American Flute” and the 2009 Coalition of Visionary Resources Music Award for “Best New Age CD”. He has also received over 17 nominations for the Native American Music  Awards and four wins including “Flutist of the Year” and Best New Age CD”. He was also featured on the Grammy nominated CD, Faces of the Sun, by Peter Kater.  Douglas Blue Feather has performed at the Native American Awards on Fox TV and at numerous nationally advertised powwows, festivals, and churches throughout the United States.

 

Featured Artist Norris Chee

    Norris Chee (Navajo), a nationally accomplished artist, has been recognized at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Indian Market in Indianapolis, and the American Indiana Arts Festival and Market in Dallas, Texas.  He currently resides in Paragould, Arkansas where he operates Blue Horse Studio.  Visiting schools and communities he teaches them about his artistic talents, methods, and the customs of his tribe.


Norris Chee
Blue Horse Studio
Lexington, Nebraska



Michael Pace

     Michael Pace is a member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and a descendent of KikthaWeNund or Chief William Anderson. His Delaware name is Xingweleno which means "Big Man". Michael works to promote and educate tribal members and the public on the traditions, culture and history of the Lenape People. He has served on the Cultural Preservation Committee of the Tribe and is a frequent speaker at schools and universities and seminars on Native American History. Michael is currently an artist in residence at the Lenape Indian Camp at Conner Prairie Museum in Fishers, IN.

Michael works to promote and educate tribal members and the public on the traditions, culture and history of the Lenape People. He has served on the Cultural Preservation Committee of the Tribe and has spoken in many venues not only to the public but to schools and universities and seminars on Native American History.



Dee Ketchum

     Dee Ketchem, a descendant of Delaware Indian Chief Kikthawenund or William Anderson, earned both his bachelors and masters degree from Kansas University. He spent 11 years as an educator and coach and 27 years as a businessman in the Bartlesville, OK area. For 17 years, he also served on the Delaware Tribal Council and Trust Board and served as chief of his tribe from 1998- 2002. In addition, he has served on many local, state and national committees.

                                             
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