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Pow Wow

Informal; a meeting, especially an urgent meeting. For example, a manager may have a pow wow with an employee who is underperforming to warn him about his situation.
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After 1980, a more liberal attitude arose regarding the wearing of crowns, girls copying what they saw at pow wows in other parts of the country such as Southern Plains/Oklahoma fashions where large beaded crowns are used as an outfit accessory.
My experience in sitting with the elders at pow wows is that they certainly gossip among themselves as to the appropriateness of certain behaviors and outfit parts but rarely openly correct or chastise others unless the offense is blatant or sacrilegious.
Duties of a Princess, and expectations of other pow wow royalty, include helping the sponsoring pow wow committee in tasks such as food preparation, serving, and cleanup; insuring the elders are comfortable; being a positive role model for her peers both in moral behavior and in preserving culture; representing her tribe at other powwows across the country; and representing Indian people in general.
In recent years however, the pressure to sell raffle tickets has lessened, the tickets now are often sold at concession tables along with pow wow programs.
Reusable ones display only the pow wow or event logo.
The Grand Entry is the sacred heart of the Pow Wow.
One of the earliest examples of a 'modern' Pow Wow as a gathering of many different tribal peoples is the Ponca Fair in Oklahoma, a four-day event held in 1887.
The Pow Wow goes on through all hours of the day and night and lasts for several days with the drum beat never stopping.
The POW WOW and ACI which is in the heart of bowhunting country will continue to thrive because it has the necessary elements of a successful business.
In four years the POW WOW has become the largest ARCHERY DEALER ONLY show of its kind and stands tallest in its efforts to provide dealers with success-generated ways to make it in an ever changing industry.
PHOTO : At POW WOW '89, from left to right, speakers Jim Pickering, Hoyt/Easton; Kathy Velardi, Easton Aluminum; Ben Lee, Ben Lee Calls; and Andy Simo, New Archery Products