Shinnecock Powwow

Shinnecock Powwow

September, Labor Day weekend
The Shinnecock Indians, like many other Native Americans, host a major powwow over the long Labor Day weekend. People travel from all over the United States, and beyond, to attend. The Shinnecock Powwow has been held for more than 50 years. Events include arts, crafts, music, storytelling, and, of course, dancing competitions.
The Shinneock Indians are part of the Algonquian nation of Indians. "Shinnecock" means "those who live where the land flattens." A good portion of their 500-acre reservation is tidal marshland. The Shinnecock have been known as whalers and fishermen, and many of the foods served at the powwow reflect their historical links to the sea.
CONTACTS:
Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Office
P.O. Box 5006
Southampton, NY 11969
631-283-6143; fax: 631-822-1270
www.shinnecocknation.com
SOURCES:
EndurHarv-1995, p. 2