Homage to heritage at ‘Thunder on the Beach PowWow’


The nonprofit Florida Indian Heritage Association hosted the 17th annual Thunder on the Beach PowWow and Native American Experience at the Indian River County Fairgrounds recently – its first since the pandemic began a year ago – to raise awareness and preserve cultural heritage.

The annual gathering is a social meeting of Native American tribes from the United States and Canada that features intertribal dancing, music, singing and crafts that honor their rich culture. The three-day event began with a grand parade and continued with demonstrations and displays, an encampment with tipi, drum and story circles, food and traditional wares offered by artisans and crafters that included a wide range of beading, leather goods, pottery, herbs, woven baskets and jewelry.

Photos by Kaila Jones

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