Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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American Indians in Tennessee government volunteer service
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 Spirit of the Veteran and Warrior Pow Wow

    2nd Annual Spirit of the Veteran and Warrior Pow Wow

    Off Hwy. 27 at Chickamauga Drive
    (approximately 185 Chickamauga Drive)
    SEPTEMBER 10 – 12, 2010
    Emcee: Tony Wolf of Thunder Ledford
    Keeper of the Circle: Ken Cloudwalker
    Head Man: Gene Thomas
    Head Lady: Firehawk
    Drums: Host Drum: Southern Echo;
    Red Road Singers
    All drums welcome!!!
    Jerry Lang, Native American Warrior Society
    Veterans Honor Guard
    Ed Winddancer (flute player)
    Cathy Spirit Hawk Wiseowl, Story Teller
    Non-Competition Pow wow
    Colors posted at 9:30 a.m.
    Tickets: $4 Adults, $2 children
    Festival Hours:
    Friday, September 10, 2010: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Free Kids Day! Friday, September 10, 2010
    Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, September 11, 2010: Gates open at 9:30; Festival opens at 10:00 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
    Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, September 12, 2010: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.
    Events: On Friday, a 9-10 Special (TBA) honoring our fallen soldiers and veterans.
    See living history, visit Tepee Villages with artifacts from 1800s thru present day lifestyle demonstrations; arts and crafts, pottery, regalia clothing, music, jewelry and native artwork; candy run game, hoop dance, FRYBREAD!; learn the meaning of regalia clothing; class pictures taken. This year we will have wolves and horses in our village! Come out and have some fun!
    Trade Blanket after closing.

    There is overnight camping available with very limited electricity.
    Host Hotel: Americas Best Value Inn & Suites (423) 775-9190
    CONTACT: Jimmy Wiseowl (931) 529-1557 or 931-316-9970
    or Alexandra Durham (615) 797-9722 Email: or or

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