The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 12th Annual Southern Miss Powwow April 17-19, 2014, on the Centennial Lawn on the Hattiesburg campus.
The annual powwow brings together southeastern Native communities with local and university communities to experience a contemporary Native gathering, learn about Native traditions and gain better understanding of Mississippi's diverse cultures.
Events will include stickball demonstrations, Choctaw storytelling, social dancing, cornhusk doll-making, blowguns and a display of southeastern American Indian artifacts. Vendors will sell American Indian crafts, and the community may participate in learning to make crafts. Traditional American Indian food will be served.
Dr. Charles Allen, an accomplished botanist who has published numerous articles and books on native plants, primarily those of Louisiana. He will deliver a presentation on native plant foraging.
No cost. All Powwow events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.