For their upcoming celebration, a major event in Sussex County, many members of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe have been planning and laboring to ensure their 36th Annual Powwow is even more exciting and special than in years past. The tribal chief, tribal council, program directors, committee chairs and volunteers invite everyone to attend and learn about Nanticoke history and culture throughout the last 400 years.
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This celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7and 8, in Long Neck/Millsboro in a wooded area with ample parking for visitors including school and tour buses and motorcycles. Tribal trams will be used to transport visitors from the parking area to the powwow site. About 40 tribal American Indian vendors will be onsite with a variety of items for sale such as arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, paintings, pottery, videos and more. Food vendors will provide hot dogs, fries, fish, hamburgers, succotash, Indian tacos, Indian frybread, and Pepsi products.
All day parking including admission is $10 per car, $5 per motorcycle and $25 per bus plus $2 for each person on the bus with the driver collecting the fee for each person. Walk-in admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Highway signs on Route 24, John J. Williams Highway, between Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach and Route 113 in Millsboro will guide visitors to the parking area and powwow site.
The Grand Entry of flag bearers and American Indian dancers will be Saturday at noon with the second dance session at 4 p.m. Sunday begins with an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. and Grand Entry and dancing at 1 p.m. Except during Sunday worship service, seating is provided for powwow participants, dancers and handicapped individuals only. Visitors should bring their own lawn chairs. This event is family oriented so bring the children to enjoy native face painting and storytelling.