The Native American Culture and
Theirs was life that realized harmony with nature, sustainability, personal freedom, and balance between work, play, and praise. The land furnished
all ... food in abundance, materials for shelter, clothing and utensils, visual grandeur still vivid today,
and herbs to treat every known illness until the Europeans came.
Life would never be the
same again for those who were great steward of God's precious land.
The sacrifice that our
ancestors all the Natives who gave up their lands to the White Man ...
but those who also learned to live peaceably among them ... is the
reason behind this event.
In God's name we honor our Ancestors ... bring a story to tell ... honor
the Great Chief Powhatan ... and teach our friends and neighbors our
It was the vision of Curtis & Katrina Blankenship
(we both being of Cherokee descent) to share the culture of our Native Ancestors as well as bring an
appreciation and realization to the citizens of Powhatan County of the
sacrifice made by Powhatan's People. So this Pauwau (term
meaning "pow-wow". The word "pow-wow"
comes from the Algonquin word "pau wau" - A gathering in celebration to
renew friendships, to exchange knowledge, and to trade skills.)