Omaha Tribe to celebrate pow-wow

Annual harvest celebration dates back 209 years

0261vMacy, NE (August 21, 2013) — The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is hosting the 209th Umonhon Hedewachi, or Harvest Celebration, this weekend in Macy.  The Omaha Tribe originated this form of the pow-wow, known as the Hethuska in the Omaha language.

The four day event starting Thursday features a variety of Native American performers singing and dancing, including taildances and gourd dances.  The event is open to the public and is a good opportunity to appreciate the Omaha Tribe’s heritage, culture, regalia, and people.

Macy is on the Omaha Indian Reservation in Thurston County in northwest Nebraska, a short drive from Omaha, Lincoln or Sioux City and surrounding areas.  The pow-wow is held at the pow-wow grounds on the west side of Macy.  This year’s emcees are Mitchell Parker and Clifford Wolfe.  More information is available at http://omaha-nsn.gov/tribe/culture/pow-wow/.

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The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is a federally recognized treaty tribe with a government-to-government relationship with the United States of America.  The Tribe, consisting of nearly 6,000 Native American tribal members, is organized under a written constitution and bylaws adopted in 1936.

CONTACT Darrell Grant at 712-840-1350