Lesson 2.52.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

American Holidays and Celebrations #22: Native American Pow Wows

Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.

  1. Directions: Watch the video below and write a short summary of what you learned in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “Lesson 2.52.4 – Year 2 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Hello , Hind from Iraq.
    Native American powwows
    A powwow is a large social gathering of Native American tribes and individuals every year, hundreds of powwows occur on Native reservation and in other locations across the nation from March through August .Powwows are lively occasions that include tribal dance and dance competition , drumming singing , Indian foods, art, crafts, educational ,events ,presentations and in some areas rodeo . Despite the festive atmosphere powwows are also spiritual occasions that involve rituals . Blessing , and respectful protocol these are time for Native Americans to strengthen ties of culture, community and traditions, and to celebrate heritage and history.
    The word “pow-wow”comes from an Algonquin Indian word “ pay-way” or pauau, which referred to tribal spiritual leader and their religious and healing ceremonies , The ceremonies and healing ceremonies , the ceremonies usually included dancing and dancing and rituals, which were sometimes seen by early European settlers and explorers .Because they did not understand Indian culture or ceremonies , they thought a “powwow” -their mispronunciation of the Indian word was as by tribal gathering or event . Many of the songs do not have words but consist entirely of syllables , called “vocables@ ,which converts the deep feeling and meaning of song are sung four times in succession , as the number four is sacred to Indian culture and represents the four direction .
    The drumming and singing are the core of the powwow. Providing a rhythmic plus to the event.
    Today , powwows are public events , and open to all providing an opportunity for Native Americans to share their culture and traditions . Non Indians an enjoy the festivities , try new foods such as “Indian can enjoy the festivities , try new foods such “ Indian fry bread “purchase beautiful handmade goods like jewelry of silver and turquoise finely crafted drums and flutes pottery , painted gourds , and traditional clothing

  2. Lesson 2.52.4 Year2
    Americans holidays and celebration.
    ”Native American Pow Wow”
    a powwow is a gathering with dances held by many native Americans and first nation communities.it is a native American tradition that brings together many different tribes and communities. the term ” powwow derives from ”Puawau”, meaning ”medicine man”. it is basically a north American Indian ceremony involving feasting, singing and dancing. For this Occean, dress is required in the arena. if you are not in regalia , long coat, skirt and dress type shirts are prefered… read more…

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