Planning a trip to The Avenue this September? Take a short drive and visit the Nanticoke Indian Tribe as they celebrate the 38th Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow on September 12 and 13! This exciting weekend event is all about the learning and sharing of native culture. From the delicious food to the 40-some vendors from around the United States, the festivities are great for your entire family.
Storytelling, drumming, singing and dancing will take place throughout the weekend and a special presentation will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday by the Pink Shawls in support of breast cancer awareness.
While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Nanticoke Indian Museum to learn more about the tribe’s history. There is plenty to see inside this two-room building, with artifacts that have been passed down through generations. These items include pottery and arrowheads, all of which were homemade. Artifacts dating back to 8000 B.C. are included in the collection!
The only Native American Museum in Delaware, the Nanticoke Indian Museum is one of 13 National Historic Landmarks within the Native American community. Can’t make it to the powwow? The museum is open from every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.