Pow Wow Attracts Dancers This Weekend

One of the North State’s most-photographed events will draw crowds to the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson this weekend as the Stillwater Pow Wow brings Native American dancers from all over to compete for $15,000 in prizes.

The pow wow, sponsored by Redding Rancheria, starts with a grand entry at 7 p.m. Friday. The other grand entries are at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Admission is $3.

Along with the dance competitions and their elaborate costumes, participants will compete for thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes in hand games and drumming. For more information, click here.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.