Traditional Pow-Wow Scheduled

Posted on April 18th, 2009 by

Gustavus Adolphus College and Minnesota State University, Mankato will co-sponsor their second annual traditional pow-wow April 24-25 at Gustavus’s Swanson Tennis Center.

This celebration of American Indian culture will feature Native American dancing, drumming, singing, and various vendors. The event will kick-off with a grand entry at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24. The event will resume at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

Dave Larsen, a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community, which is part of the Mdewakanton Band of Dakota, will host the pow-wow as the event’s emcee. Larsen’s wife Valerie, a member of the Anishinabe (Ojibwe) Nation, will serve as head female dancer. Jonathan Lucia, a noted Dakota dancer, will also be present. Anpetu Duta, translated as “Red Day,” will serve as the host drum.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Karen Larson at 507-933-7424 or


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