Gates, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton County
Haliwa-Saponi Tribe Pow Wow
Hollister / Halifax County
Haliwa-Saponi Tribe Pow Wow Each year, the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe gathers to celebrate and showcase its cultural heritage. Dancing, food, song, crafts and sharing in the tribe's history are all part of the celebration. The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe received state recognition in 1965. The Haliwa-Saponis are "descendants of the Saponi, Nansemond, Tuscarora and smaller related tribes that coalesced and isolated themselves in the red, rocky and generally unwanted lands in what is now Halifax, Warren and adjoining counties." The recognition was celebrated with a powwow, which became an annual event and continues to be the oldest and largest powwow in the state. North Carolina's oldest powwow on the second weekend of April. A two and a half day of celebration featuring Native American dancing, singing, and display and sales of native crafts and food. Cash prizes are annually awarded to the best in dance and drum competitions, as well as in juried art exhibition Call (252) 586-4017 for more information.

Site Location: PO Box 99 39129 Hwy 56 / Haliwa Indian Sch @ Hollister/Essex Community
  Hollister, NC  27844-0099
Days/Hours: Third weekend in April each year. Fri., Grand entry at 7 p.m.; Sat., Grand entry at 12 noon; Sun., Grand entry at 1 p.m.
Fees: Free admission for children up to 6 yrs old. $5 for ages 7 thru 61 years old. $4 for ages 62 years and up.
Phone: (252) 586-4017 
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Bus Parking: Yes
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: Yes

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