Lumbee Powwow: Dance of the Spring Moon

A powwow is an American Indian social gathering.

It is accompanied by dancing, singing and drumming. It is also an opportunity for people to meet each other and learn about their rich history and traditions.

Powwow's are usually held 4 times a year to coincide with the 4 seasons.



Dancing at the Lumbee Powwow: the Dance of the Spring Moon




Dancing at the Lumbee Powwow: the Dance of the Spring Moon




Dancing at the Lumbee Powwow: the Dance of the Spring Moon




A Drummer in action at the Lumbee Powwow




Mark Richardson at the Lumbee Powwow in traditional regalia




Hunter Burridge at the Lumbee Powwow in traditional regalia




Dancing at the Lumbee Powwow




Proud Mother and son




Reggie Brewer carries the Eagle Staff at the Grand Entrance at the Powwow




BJ Richardson warms the drums for the drumming contest. The Lumbees are 'woodland people', the woods in the background are their traditional home. The drums are made from elk and buffalo hide.




Louis Campbell outside the teepee made from bark from trees




Louis Campbell outside the teepee made from bark from trees




SharaLynn Oxendine sits on authentic deer hide inside the teepee made from stripped bark




SharaLynn Oxendine with the Eagle feather as she gazes upon the traditional Lumbee woodlands rich in water, fish and game




Dr Lynn Jacobs, a Vietnam and Korean war veteran, a respected healer, and Lumbee tribal elder shares native wisdom with people at the powwow




Drumming at the Lumbee Tribe powwow




Grand entrance at the Lumbee Powwow