Lecture at Mathers Museum explores the history and cultural meaning of the powwow

Friday, October 25, 2013

"This Is a Good Way, Get Up and Dance: A History of Modern Powwow Culture" was the title of Clyde Ellis's lecture Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Ellis, a professor of history and University Distinguished Scholar at Elon University, discussed contemporary powwows and their ceremonial meaning.

The tradition of the powwow is moral, spiritual, and psychologically profound, but it is also a good time.

"This is an opportunity for people to gather and affirm relationships and the values that they share," Ellis said. "People find it as a way to relate to each other in a form of community. It's very powerful."

Read more about Ellis's talk in the Indiana Daily Student article.