Saturday, May 11th, is the Occaneechi State Park Pow Wow, sponsored by the town of Clarksville, emceed by John Blackfeather. Eastern Bull is host drum.

This park stands adjacent to the site of Occaneechi Island, where the Occaneechi were massacred by Bacon and his vigilantes in 1673(?) thus ending the political/military power of the Eastern Siouan people. The island is now inundated by Kerr Lake, and is a beautiful spot, surrounded by this large lake and old growth forest.

The Southside Virginia Native American Descendants Association will meet earlier that morning. Many of us on this forum are members of that group. Our family has to attend the funeral of an elder in my husband's family, so we won't be able to get there till a bit later in the afternoon.