The Annual Native American Festival & Pow Wow returned to Indian Springs again this year, featuring native arts, crafts, music and dancing, storytelling and a lot of fun for those attending. Now in its 28th year, the festival has become a huge draw for Central Georgia, held in the heart Indian Springs, which was once the home to the Creek tribe of Native Americans.
The festival is held on the grounds of the historic Indian Springs Hotel, built by William McIntosh, a half Creek, half Scottish Chief in the early 1820’s. The hotel, which is now a museum, is owned by the County Government and curated by the Butts County Historical Society, which will be hosting the festival. This well-attended event is a great opportunity for young people to learn about the Native American history, their culture and rituals that have endured for centuries.
This year featured special guests such as Monika Ponton-Arrington of the United Confederation of Taino People; Aztec Dancers Javier Alfaro and Family; Flutist & Hoop Dancer Lowery Begay and Fish Camp/Stomp Dancers Jeff & Angela Frye.