Questions: Section 9
- What is the symbol of the heartbeat of the universe and the basic instrument used at powwows?
- The whole setting of a powwow is in what shape?
- Each session of a powwow begins with what?
- What flag is carried first in the Grand Entry and what does it symbolize?
- What flags follow the Eagle Staff?
- How do people in the Grand Entry parade dress?
- What pageant is held at the United Tribes International Powwow in Bismarck?
- Powwows, the oldest public festivals in North America, give American Indians a chance to show and share what?
Critical Thinking Questions
- Why is it important for everyone, including non-Indians, to remove their hats and stand quietly during the Grand Entry of a powwow?
- Draw a diagram showing the circles of a powwow set-up. Label each circle.