I had an amazing weekend at the 2016 Brooksville Native American Festival! See my videos of the event.
The Brooksville Native American Festival & Powwow is a great event that is held the first weekend in February In Brooksville, Florida. Not only is it fun to watch, it is also very educational. I learned so much about the traditions and dances!
Saturday was a cloudy, windy, rainy day, but still awesome. There was a covered pavilion area that was utilized to keep the crowd and dancers dry, and there were smiles all around.
Here are just a few of the videos I took during the weekend!
Omaha Grass Dance
Little Big Mountain explains what the Omaha Grass Dance is and why is it such an important part of a social gathering and Mr. David Elkhorn did a fantastic job at showing us his style of the Omaha Grass Dance. I love how it was explained that traditionally they would wear leather and use buffalo grass as decoration, but as cloth and beautiful things were introduced, the regalia changed.
Southern Traditional Dance
OK, OK! Truth time! I’m writing this article months after the amazing 2-day event. I don’t happen to have a recording explaining the meaning of the dance. But if I recall correctly, Jimmy Big Mountain is telling a story through his dance. Drats, I’m sorry!
Luis Salinas Aztec Dancers
The Aztec Fire Dancers were AMAZING at the Brooksville Native American Festival even when the rain kept us confined! It was a fun day!
Jonny Moore’s Hoop Dance
Jonny Moore & Giovanni Littlebird did a great job with the hoop dance!
Brooksville Native American Festival’s web page
Brooksville Native American Festival’s Facebook page
5360 Lockhart Rd.
Brooksville, FL 34668