May 27th and 28th, 2000
near the old Carlisle Indian School grounds
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

What follows are photos of the first commemorative gathering
to honor and remember Carlisle Indian School students since the school closed in 1918.


Pete Collins (Carlisle Barracks liason), Brent Michael Davids (musician/composer) and Jorge Estevez (Heye Center, NY - Smithsonian).

Barb Landis and the late Rick Harrison, whose father and grandfather attended the Carlisle Indian School.

Brent Michael Davids and Joe Myers performing at Powwow 2000.

Host Northern Drum: 
Pass Creek, Allen, S.Dakota

Host Southern Drum: 
Clark/Fenner/Orens, Oklahoma

Keynote Speaker: 
N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) 
Pulitzer-Prize winning Author, Painter, Poet.

Musical Performance:
 Brent Michael Davids  (Mohican)
with guitarist, Joe Myers.

Mike Burgess (Comanche)

Head Dancers: 
Boe Harris
Shawndae Dawson
Tony Hedgepeth
Aaron Hedgepeth

Aaron DeSersa and Family, Spiritual Advisor.

Arena Director:
Max Little  (Seminole)

 The purpose of the gathering is to recognize the historical significance of the Carlisle Indian School and the American Indian School movement, and to promote understanding and good will through a series of culturally diverse activities.  By sharing and promoting the ideals of Native American Society in conjunction with the hospitality of the host community we will remember our relatives, veterans and friends.

This event was sponsored by the 250th Anniversary Committee of Cumberland County.

        "Powwow 2000: Remembering Carlisle Indian School" received support
through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state
agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National
Endowment for the Arts.

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