The 18th Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow was held Aug. 18 and 19 at Veterans Memorial Park just outside Carmel. Hosted by the Nimham Mountain Singers, the weekend featured Native American foods, music, dance, arts and crafts and storytelling.

Daniel Nimham (1724-1778) was a sachem, or chief, of the Hudson Valleys Wappinger Indians. A prominent Native American leader, he fought unsuccessfully to defend his people’s land rights in British courts. He and the Wappingers fought on the side of the colonists during the Revolutionary War; Nimham was killed in the Battle of Kingsbridge in what is now Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Photos by Michael Turton

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Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features