A Publication of WTVP

On Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, the 18th annual Return to Pimiteoui Pow Wow will be held at W.H. Sommer Park on Koerner Road in Edwards, Illinois. This exciting cultural appreciation event brings together Native and non-Native Americans from all over the country. Various storytelling and educational exhibits will also
be featured.

The Pow Wow will include singing, dancing and other hands-on activities for children and adults. Guests will have the opportunity to learn and participate in corn grinding, beading, finger weaving and clay working. Featured artists from around the country will demonstrate Native American arts, including bow making, carving, flint knapping, flutes, beading and more. The event will also feature a primitive camp depicting a living history of the 1600s, including tipis.

Drum groups Spirit of the Rainbow and Eagle Ridge will be performing. Silverwork, jewelry, books, music, and other arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Tasty food, including fried bread, corn dogs, hot dogs and various soft drinks will also be available.

Admission is $5 per car, and parking is free. Handicap parking is also available. For more information, directions and event schedule, visit