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Watersmeet High School hosts annual Powwow


March 5, 2018

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

DANCERS YOUNG and old circle the drummers in the middle of the gym in Watersmeet at Saturday's eighth annual powwow of the Lac Viex Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.


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WATERSMEET - The Lac Viex Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held their eighth annual winter powwow Saturday in the gym of the Watersmeet High School. Chairman James Williams Jr. said the powwow brings people from as far away as Wisconsin, Minnesota and even Canada for the two day get together.

When asked why they meet in the winter, Williams said it helps break up the winter and gives their scattered folks a chance to gather together, while also preserving their history, traditions and culture. The members of the LVD band also meet i...

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