Tribe to host Corn Harvest

Published 1:59 pm Monday, October 28, 2019

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The Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe will host its Corn Harvest celebration from Nov. 1-3 at Cattashowrock Town in Courtland.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, the day will be devoted to school students and teachers. They’ll be escorted to five stations within the tribal grounds: A replica of a 17th-century Iroquioan Palisade village; the Archeological Society of Virgina; the tribe’s language booth; arts and crafts; and the sacred circle. The program is designed to be appropriate for Standards of Learning.

Luis Salinas and the Aztec dancers will perform a fire ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Following a lunch break, the Hoop and Eagle dancers will perform at 12:30 p.m. The visitors will load buses at 2 p.m. and return to their schools.

The cost is $5 per student.

At 7 p.m., there will be a bonfire and grand entry.

The powwow continues from 10 a.m. to sunset on Saturday and Sunday.

The site is at 27345 Aquia Path, Courtland. For details, visit or on Facebook.