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  • #3076

    Linda
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    Chief Walt Brown of the Cheroenhaka Nottoway has asked me to please point out that there are now two different groups using the Nottoway name. There is the Cheroenhaka Nottoway Indian tribe, which is holding its Sixth Annual Pow Wow in JULY on the 21st and 22nd. Their website is at http://www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org. Anyone interested in the type of steps a tribe can make in pursuing state or federal recognition will find this site very interesting.

    There is another, newer group called the Nottoway of Virginia which is holding their first pow wow in JUNE. I know I was confused myself by this.

    #26995

    Dreaminghawk
    Moderator

    June 23rd & 24th, 2007

    Saturday & Sunday Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Pow Wow

    Location: Surry Parks and Recreation Center – 205 Enos Farm Drive, Surry, VA. 23883

    Dates: Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday June 24th, 2007

    Grounds open: 10:00 AM

    Grand Entry: Saturday at 12:00 Noon

    Grand-Entry: Sunday at 1:00 PM

    Admission: General (12-Adult) = $5.00, Seniors (over 65) = $4.00, Children (7-11) = $2.00 & (6 & under) = Free

    Master of Ceremonies: John “Blackfeather” Jefferies

    Head Male Dancer: Greg “Two Hawks” Stephenson

    Head Female Dancer: Debora “Little Wing” Moore

    Drums: Yough-Ta-Nund / Sacred Ground

    Arena Director: Doug Logan

    There will be Intertribal Dancing, Vendors and Crafts, Native American Cooking, Demonstrations, Storytelling, Genealogy Workshop…

    *Co-Sponsored by the Surry County 2007 Community Committee and the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc.

    Call: (757)654-9301 or (757) 686-8602

    Email: NottowayofVA@aol.com

    Temporary Website: http://nottowayofvapowwow.page.tl/

    Mailing Address: Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. P O Box 247, Capron, VA. 23829

    #27000

    Mousini78
    Participant

    This is Chief Walt’s Pow Wow where we hope to meet a lot of you folks.

    JULY 21st & 22nd 2007

    SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS

    1.5 Miles South On New Market Road Off Hwy. 58

    COURTLAND, VIRGINIA 23837

    GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME !!!

    “ GREEN CORN DANCE CELEBRATION ”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    GROUNDS OPEN: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM / GRAND ENTRY: 12:00 NOON

    Admission:

    $5.00 Adults; $3.00 / Children Age 6-12 And Elders 60+

    American Indian Arts & Crafts Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Drinks

    Jewelry, Regalia, Face Painting Indian Fry Bread & Tacos, Fish & Chips

    Sweet Potato Jacks & Corn on the Cob

    “Hear The History Of The Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indians”

    “Witness A Traditional Native American Wedding On July 21st ”

    Officiated By: Chief “Red Hawk” Brown

    Website: http://www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org

    “American Indian Dancers”

    Head Male Dancer: Keith “Hides the Sun” Anderson

    Head Female Dancer: Emma “Raven” Kelsey

    Pow Wow Etiquette will be observed. Bring your lawn chairs

    A Family Event – – No Alcohol or Drugs !!! No Pets !!!

    MC: Danny “Iron Lightning” Garneaux Host Drum: “Edisto River Singers”

    AD: Thomas “Two Feathers” Lewis Guest Drum: “Falling Water”

    “COME CELEBRATE WITH US 427 YEARS OF ETHNO HISTORY”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Powwow Chairman: Al “Strong Heart” Suter @ (757) 549-7287: Email: Alvin1347@aol.com

    Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown @ (757) 562-7760: Email: WDBrownIII@aol.com

    DIRECTIONS TO POWWOW

    1.5 MILES SOUTH ON NEW MARKET ROAD OFF Hwy. 58

    Courtland, Virginia

    Fairground Phone # 757-562-3765

    To Courtland from Norfolk, Virginia Beach,

    And Portsmouth, take Route 58 West Approximately

    53 miles. Make a left on New Market Road

    (Hwy. 688) and follow Powwow Signs.

    To Courtland from Richmond and Petersburg, take

    Hwy. 95 South past Petersburg to Exit # 41,

    (the Courtland exit (Rt. 35)). Travel 32 Miles

    on Route 35 to Courtland, come through town

    and take a left on Hwy 58 East toward Franklin,

    Virginia, continue approx. 5 miles and make

    a right on New Market Road (Hwy. 688)

    and follow Powwow Signs.

    To Courtland from Emporia, take

    Route 58 East, approximately 27 miles. Make

    A right on New Market Road (Hwy. 688)

    And follow Powwow Signs.

    HOTEL(s) ( 8 Minutes From Powwow Grounds )

    Courtland Inn, 23615 Jerusalem Rd., Courtland, VA 23837: Tel #: 757-653-9273

    Days Inn, 1660 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA 23851: Tel #: 757-562-2225

    Comfort Inn, 1620 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA 23851: Tel #: 757-569-0018

    Palm Tree Inn, 28070 Southampton Pky., Courtland, VA 23837: Tel #: (757) 653-9890

    #27001

    Mousini78
    Participant

    I think attending either pow wow would be an awesome experience….that area of Virginia is rich in heritage and good feelings. If we weren’t planning on being at Stagville on Saturday, we would be at Nottoway.

    #27160

    Mousini78
    Participant

    Well, we were blessed to attend Nottoway on Saturday. It was hot, but, the dancing was good…and the feelings there were good. Saw a lot of old friends, too. And watched a bonding as well. Looking forward to going to that one again….the location was just perfect. Next year it would be nice to stay on for Sunday.

    #27191

    beeleaf
    Participant

    Hey! We made it to the Nottoway pow-wow in Surry on Sunday. Despite being exhausted (my nephew married an Italian the day/night before) and hot, we enjoyed it immensely. I think it’s what propelled us home.

    Our trip was filled with unexpected treasures. Routed ourselves so we could see the Saponi marker (in Danville, not too far from us) on the way up. Just picked a road seemingly at random to lead home after the pow-wow & happened upon Sapony Creek (not on our map) and Sapony Church (Dinwiddie County). We took pictures, but someone else has some pix online already, here:

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~vadinwid/sapony/sapony01.htm

    I’ll post more in a separate thread later. I need a nap.

    #27219

    Mousini78
    Participant

    I was wondering how the pow wow went Sunday. Emotions were high on Saturday. Did you meet any of the vendors? Most of the ones there you will see on the pow wow circuit.

    We took the route posted on the website…and saw new things…and crossed many rivers and creeks. But, will only use that highway (40) for straight driving…no places to stop for breaks. Highway 58 is better for that…but, the cross country connections can be a bit of a bear at night since the roads don’t have white lines and have many curves.

    I know what you mean about the nap…I don’t think I have caught up yet….that was a long drive for one day.

    #27241

    beeleaf
    Participant

    We visited the vendors a little bit. Saw that one was from Pfafftown (near us). She does some very nice work. A couple of vendors were familiar, including one that Sandy is especially drawn to. One day we will buy a drum from her, but not after a weekend in William$burg. ;~) Found the kind of Pocahontas t-shirt Jamestown was not selling (smirk), created by Rose Powhatan. Boy, does she have some wonderful designs!

    I think 40 was the little road we took that led to Sapony Creek and Church, before connecting to 85 & then to 58. Got to see an awesome “light show” in the sky on the home stretch, and came home to no electricity.

    Have you guys ever been to that little old Sapony church? I thought of you when I was taking pictures of all the graves. A couple of them had rather interesting markers.

    #27249

    Mousini78
    Participant

    No, I have no visited that church…that’s the first time we had been that way. We usually travel 58.

    If you make it to Cheroenhaka, we will need to introduce you to some more vendor friends we know. There is one that I think you will want to sit and talk to…the ladies love him.

    #27261

    beeleaf
    Participant

    Oh, I’d love to go to Cheroenhaka. But also want to go to the get-together in August. Not sure if we can swing both, but we shall see.

    It would be wonderful to meet some more folks & talk and learn. Sometimes it feels like the world that was missing has found me. ;~)

    #27263

    sammarroq
    Participant

    Mousini78 wrote: This is Chief Walt’s Pow Wow where we hope to meet a lot of you folks.

    JULY 21st & 22nd 2007

    SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS

    1.5 Miles South On New Market Road Off Hwy. 58

    COURTLAND, VIRGINIA 23837

    GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME !!!

    “ GREEN CORN DANCE CELEBRATION ”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    GROUNDS OPEN: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM / GRAND ENTRY: 12:00 NOON

    Admission:

    $5.00 Adults; $3.00 / Children Age 6-12 And Elders 60+

    American Indian Arts & Crafts Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Drinks

    Jewelry, Regalia, Face Painting Indian Fry Bread & Tacos, Fish & Chips

    Sweet Potato Jacks & Corn on the Cob

    “Hear The History Of The Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indians”

    “Witness A Traditional Native American Wedding On July 21st ”

    Officiated By: Chief “Red Hawk” Brown

    Website: http://www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org

    “American Indian Dancers”

    Head Male Dancer: Keith “Hides the Sun” Anderson

    Head Female Dancer: Emma “Raven” Kelsey

    Pow Wow Etiquette will be observed. Bring your lawn chairs

    A Family Event – – No Alcohol or Drugs !!! No Pets !!!

    MC: Danny “Iron Lightning” Garneaux Host Drum: “Edisto River Singers”

    AD: Thomas “Two Feathers” Lewis Guest Drum: “Falling Water”

    “COME CELEBRATE WITH US 427 YEARS OF ETHNO HISTORY”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Powwow Chairman: Al “Strong Heart” Suter @ (757) 549-7287: Email: Alvin1347@aol.com

    Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown @ (757) 562-7760: Email: WDBrownIII@aol.com

    DIRECTIONS TO POWWOW

    1.5 MILES SOUTH ON NEW MARKET ROAD OFF Hwy. 58

    Courtland, Virginia

    Fairground Phone # 757-562-3765

    To Courtland from Norfolk, Virginia Beach,

    And Portsmouth, take Route 58 West Approximately

    53 miles. Make a left on New Market Road

    (Hwy. 688) and follow Powwow Signs.

    To Courtland from Richmond and Petersburg, take

    Hwy. 95 South past Petersburg to Exit # 41,

    (the Courtland exit (Rt. 35)). Travel 32 Miles

    on Route 35 to Courtland, come through town

    and take a left on Hwy 58 East toward Franklin,

    Virginia, continue approx. 5 miles and make

    a right on New Market Road (Hwy. 688)

    and follow Powwow Signs.

    To Courtland from Emporia, take

    Route 58 East, approximately 27 miles. Make

    A right on New Market Road (Hwy. 688)

    And follow Powwow Signs.

    HOTEL(s) ( 8 Minutes From Powwow Grounds )

    Courtland Inn, 23615 Jerusalem Rd., Courtland, VA 23837: Tel #: 757-653-9273

    Days Inn, 1660 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA 23851: Tel #: 757-562-2225

    Comfort Inn, 1620 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA 23851: Tel #: 757-569-0018

    Palm Tree Inn, 28070 Southampton Pky., Courtland, VA 23837: Tel #: (757) 653-9890

    Becky,

    Thanks so much for posting this it will help us to find our way.:)

    #27281

    kpatrice
    Participant

    These are pictures from the first annual Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. Pow Wow. These pictures were taken on Saturday June 23, 2007 at Surry Parks and Recreation Center in Va.

    http://photosmart.hpphoto.com/FilmStripHome.aspx?JobID=be92bf46-cfc0-412e-bd4d-17395a4668e2&SKU=HP

    Photos will be available for viewing until Tuesday, July 31, 2007

    Enjoy!

    #27293

    Mousini78
    Participant

    Sammarroq – you are quite welcome. Basically, if you get on Highway 58 and head towards Courtland and Franklin…you can’t miss it. They put out a great big sign at the Fairgrounds. And there is a diner in Courtland with the best home cooked food….plus, there’s a Dairy Queen with a terrific breakfast and burgers. Franklin is a bigger town with more hotels and eating places…just a short drive from Courtland as well.

    Bee – hope you can make it….I know all too well about the traveling expenses. We will be going to East Bend for the day so we can spend at least one night for Cheroenhaka.

    Kelley – you must have been sitting at the east gate near Lynette and Rose. We were on the other side of the east gate under the small white canopy.

    Aho

    Becky

    #27295

    kpatrice
    Participant

    Mousini78 wrote: Kelley – you must have been sitting at the east gate near Lynette and Rose. We were on the other side of the east gate under the small white canopy.

    Aho

    Becky

    We were sitting mainly under that big shade tree several feet from the entrance. I sat on the bleachers to take the pictures and to view the grand entry.

    My sister and I plan on attending Chief Walts Pow Wow in July as well.

    #27300

    beeleaf
    Participant

    Hi Kelley. Is there a way to view your pictures in a bigger size? All I’m finding are thumbnails.

    I have some photos from Sunday. Did they do the potato dance Saturday? That was fun to watch!

    We are seriously thinking about Cheroenhaka. Anyone know if there’s a good place to camp near there?

    Shirley, are you guys driving there from Greensboro or somewhere else? We might could form a caravan, if we decide to go.

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