Native culture on display at Naper Settlement pow wow

 
 
Updated 9/23/2018 6:05 PM
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  • Dancers participate in the grand entry Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville. The event featured cultural displays, traditional music and dancing, and native drum groups.

      Dancers participate in the grand entry Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville. The event featured cultural displays, traditional music and dancing, and native drum groups. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Drummers perform Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville.

      Drummers perform Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Thorpe Sine of the Ho-Chunk tribe dances in the grand entry Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville.

      Thorpe Sine of the Ho-Chunk tribe dances in the grand entry Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Al Jewer plays a native flute Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville.

      Al Jewer plays a native flute Sunday during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Marla Jedlicka of S.O.A.R. (Save Our American Raptors) holds a short-eared owl during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville Sunday.

      Marla Jedlicka of S.O.A.R. (Save Our American Raptors) holds a short-eared owl during the 24th annual Native American Harvest Pow Wow at Naper Settlement in Naperville Sunday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Cultural demonstrations, native drum groups, archery displays and more highlighted the 24th annual Midwest SOARRING Foundation Harvest Pow Wow hosted Sunday by the Naper Settlement in Naperville.

Traditional pow wows are held to celebrate life, renew friendships and share Native American culture through dance, drumming, art and story telling.

Other features of the event included native flute players, a birds of prey exhibit and flintknapping (arrowhead making). Vendors also were on hand selling arts and crafts, as well as food and refreshments.

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