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Indian Pow-Wow wows visitors

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Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 3:51 pm, Mon Aug 13, 2012.

The throbbing beat of drums and the smell of fry bread cooking permeated the air this past weekend at the 34th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park.

The three-day event, which began Friday, featured dance and costume competitions, a drum circle, native crafts and jewelry and food such as Navajo tacos and the ubiquitous fry bread.

More than 40 tribes participated in the city’s oldest and largest pow-wow. Even the audience got into the act. An evening bonfire was set and visitors were encouraged to dance around it.

Proceeds from the event go partially to an Indian scholarship fund.

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