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TN Archaeological Advisory Council
mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
  •   TN Historical Commission
    mandated inclusion of person/s
    of Native American ancestry

  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    2nd Annual Red Hearts Gathering (Pow Wow)

    The Second Annual Red Hearts Gathering will be held April 30 - May 2 at the Pow Wow Grounds on Toms Creek Road in Pineview, TN (near Linden).


    Friday (Kids Day): 8:00am - 4:00pm (under 18 admitted free).

    Saturday/Sunday: Gates open at 9:00am, Grand Entry at 12:00 noon. Admission: $1.00 per person.

    Host Drum: Southern Echo
    Circle Keeper: Gary "Broken Flute" Fuller
    Head Man: Richard "Sky Bear" Smith
    Head Lady: Wanda Mourningfawn
    Jr. Head Man: Austin Thompson
    Jr. Head Lady: Raven Smith
    Emcee: Tony Eagle Hawk
    Head Veteran: TBA

    There will be Native American food, arts & crafts vendors, drums, dancing, storytellers, demonstrations; there will also be a climbing wall, as well as the Tennessee National Guard Anti-drug and Alcohol Program. Primitive camping is available. There will also be tipi and artifact displays.

    Getting there:

    From I-40, take Exit 143, turn left at TN 13, turn right on TN 438 & go 7 miles; Hwy. 438 will turn into Toms Creek Road in Pineview; continue straight on Tom's Creek Road (Do not turn left!) for 1.1 miles; pow wow grounds will be on the right.

    From Linden, take TN 100/TN 20/TN 412 & follow for 1.8 miles; turn right at Linden Pineview Road, turn left at Toms Creek Road; pow wow grounds on right after 1.1 miles.

    From Hwy. 412 West, turn left at TN Hwy. 438 & follow signs.

    For more information, contact: Ron or Janet Cloyd at 877-458-2528 or by e-mail at: or, or check them out at:

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