Southern Miss Powwow celebrates native American culture Saturday

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Triphina Ben competes in gourd dancing during a past Southern Miss Powwow. The annual event is set for Saturday on the USM campus.

The Southern Miss Powwow, a free, family-oriented event that celebrates the culture and traditions of Native American peoples returns to the Hattiesburg area this Saturday, Oct. 8. 

Begun almost two decades ago on the University of Southern Mississippi campus, the event in recent years has been held in Petal, but this year returns to its roots on the university campus at Spirit Park.

The powwow is expected to bring together people and tribes from throughout the nation and includes traditional Native American dances, dancing competitions, music, art and various food and vendors.

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