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    39th Anuual Poarch Creek Indians Thanksgiving Pow-Wow
    November 26 & 27, 2009
    Atmore, Alabama

    Poarch Band of Creek Indians
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  • #2
    We're actually gonna be there this year. I haven't been there in so long. Probably about 12-15 years ago.
    Bead All You Can Bead


    • #3

      My husband and I went this year enjoying the dancing, singing and all the vendors had interesting and beautiful items. I have been attending this Pow Wow for the past 6 years and I think it gets bigger and better each year.


      • #4
        yeah I heard

        Didn't get to go this year but I'll try again next year.
        2011-2012 Princess !

        "We Walk in Two Worlds"


        • #5
          This was a nice pow wow...the staff was great and the committee was very hospitable....they gave all the dancers and singers buffet passes to eat Thursday and worked it out so the pow wow was over and we could all head to the buffet in plenty of time. It was very cold but other than that it was alot of fun and I will go again. They had drawings on Friday for $500, every hour and it progressed to a $3000 dollar at the end of the pow wow. We had alot of dancing and singing and the specials were exciting.
          I am thankful for my grandparents, my parents, my brothers, my aunties and uncles, my children, my companion and all of those who influenced me to be strong and proud of being who I am and where I come from. Knowledge is power


          • #6
            Results and Gratitude

            First let me begin by introducing myself. My name is Alex Alvarez. I serve as the Cultural Educator for the tribe and teach Muscogee Creek language as well as half a billion other things lol including our powwow club, which teaches local boys and girls how to dance and make regalia.

            This was my very first time ever running a contest for a powwow. Didnt really want that responsibility, but it kind of fell in my lap. I have been going to powwows as a singer and dancer most of my life, but have never "ran" one, so it was a huge learning experience for me.

            Sandy, thanks for your kind words. They have helped give me fuel to make it that much better next year.

            Thanks to all the dancers, singers, and spectators who came. We ended up with 8 drums and 270 or so dancers, which is really big for Southwest Alabama.

            I cannot think of all the names off the top of my head but will do my best. I hope to see everyone again next year and this time bring a friend!

            Southern Drum Contest
            1. Sizzortail
            2. East Point
            3. Blackbear
            Consolations: Red Road and Southern Pine

            Northern Drum Contest
            1. Midnite Express
            2. MGM
            3. Medicine Tail

            Senior Men 45 + Traditional/Straight
            1. Larry McCurtain
            2. John Butler
            3. Rick Bottchenbaugh
            4. Jess Oosawhe

            Senior Men 45 + Fancy/Grass
            1. Pat Pacheco
            2. Chumsey Harjo
            3. Douglas Daughtry

            Senior Women 45 + Traditional
            1. Sandy Harris
            2. Charlotte McCurtain
            3/4 Bernice Bottchenbaugh

            18-44 Women's Cloth
            1. Lynn Thurman
            4. Bridget Buckley

            18-44 Women's Fancy
            1. Michelle Tsosie
            2. Shebabe Hodge
            4. Michelle Reed

            18-44 Men's Straight
            1. Aaron Partin
            2. Erwin Morris
            3. Angelo Normand

            1. Dana Warrington
            2. Will Tuska
            3. Hunter Blassingame
            4. Notah Wahpepah??

            1. Marty Thurman
            2. DJ Yaholar
            3. Keith Sharphead
            4. Leland Thompson

            1. Eric Bird
            2. Travis Lovett
            3. Gabe Bullock
            4. Marcus Thompson

            Specials 1,000 winner take all

            Chicken-Marty Thurman
            Fancy-Eric Bird
            Jingle-Brittany Yaholar
            Traditional-Dana Warrington
            Cloth-Lynn Thurman
            55+ Cloth: Charlotte McCurtain
            55+Traditional/Straight: Rick Bottchenbaugh

            All in all seems like everyone had a good time. It was cold at night time but other than that I think things went well. See you all on the trail


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