Falling Leaves Native American Festival

I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time!

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To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I make pictorial and sculptural pieces. I was worried that I might be disdained for work that wasn’t in line with the theme of the gathering. I shouldn’t have worried! I was a big hit, and had a fantastic time.

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I got to meet lots of people, such as Tom, leader of the Corning Native American Council. And Rita, who was running the event. I met Grandmother Isabelle, who traveled from Canada to tell stories. Joseph FireCrow regaled us with ethereal flute music and stories as well. We even got to see live hawk demonstrations.

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The dancing was the most spectacular part. Nahui Ollin Aztec Fire Dancers were visiting from Mexico, and gave a demonstration of Aztec fire-dancing.

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There were several thousand people who visited during the day. I was more than surprised that this was only the second year of the festival! I definitely look forward to being part of it once again next year.

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I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.
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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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