written by Jessica, 4th grader from Mary Lin Elementary School
Mary Lin Elementary’s fourth graders participated in a Native American Pow Wow, a celebration that includes dancing, singing, gifts and a feast. There could be many people at a Pow Wow, and they could celebrate a good harvest, a good hunt, a new birth or a marriage.
Our Pow Wow at Mary Lin was different. Most classes presented information about different tribes from different regions, like the Inuit, Pawnee, Seminole, Kwakiutl, Hopi, and Nez Perce. One class performed skits from old Native American tales. We also had a huge feast with food from many different tribes. We enjoyed learning about Native Americans and experiencing our own Native American Pow Wow!