Today, Friday, April 23rd, the Choctaw-Apache Tribe, located on the banks of Toledo Bend at the Community of Ebarb, hosts a traditional Powwow.
The Choctaw-Apache Tribal Powwow celebrates the 2,500-plus member tribe’s roots.
The Tribe is essentially 21 families strong, and according to tribal records, 13 of the tribe’s families were associated with the mission and presidio of Los Adaes. After being forced by the Spanish crown to move from Los Adaes to San Antonio in 1778, the families made their way back as close as east Texas and resettled the abandoned mission at Nacogdoches. It was only a matter of time before those families and eight others resettled their ancestral lands on the east side of the Sabine River in what was to become Sabine Parish between 1835 and 1870.
Today, there are 1100 enrolled members who still live within a 15 square mile area that has been home to many since before first European contact in the 1720’s. Across the country, another 1600 non-resident members live from coast to coast and from border to border.
The Choctaw Apache Powwow is a celebration of Native American Culture; enjoy traditional dancing, delicious food, unique craft items, jewelry, and fellowship.
All dancer and guest drums are welcome.
The general public is invited to attend. This is an alcohol and drug free event. No coolers are allowed.
This Powwow is sponsored by: Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Department of Health and Hospitals, Cane River National Heritage Area, and the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission.
The Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb Pow Wow will be held at the Ebarb High School Gym on Friday, April 23rd ONLY due to the weather. This is for demonstrations and vendors. Saturday is at Pow Wow grounds.
Friday, April 23:
Demonstrations 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Gourd Dancing 6:00 pm
Grand Entry 7:00 pm:
Saturday, April 24:
Gourd Dancing 10:00 am
Lunch 12:00 pm
Grand Entry 1:00 pm
Dinner 4:00 pm
Gourd Dancing 5:00 pm
Grand Entry 6:00 pm
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