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
Waiting to enter
The Ninham Mountain Singers
The pow wow had many arts and crafts
A beautiful face
Victor Cheeseman, or "Dancing Crow," an Aztec-Sioux
Joseph and Chris Clair in the regalia they wore at their recent wedding
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