Looking Glass Powwow

Looking Glass Powwow

August
This powwow, held by the Nez Perce Indians each August in Kamiah, Idaho, celebrates the memory of Chief Looking Glass, who was killed in the Nez Perce War of 1877. Nez Perce (meaning "pierced nose" and pronounced NEZ-purse) is the name given by the French to a number of tribes that practiced the custom of nose-piercing. The term is used now to designate the main tribe of the Shahaptian Indians who, however, never pierced their noses.
Other major annual powwows of the Nez Perce are the Mata'Lyma Powwow and Root Feast in Kamiah the third weekend in May with traditional dancing, and the Chief Joseph and Warriors Memorial Powwow the third weekend in June in Lapwai.
CONTACTS:
Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee
P.O. Box 305
Lapwai, ID 83540
208-843-2253; fax: 208-843-7354
www.nezperce.org
SOURCES:
IndianAmer-1989, p. 126
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