National Powwow 13

There were 75 lodges at the 1975 Danville, Ill. National Powwow and 30 years later-15 tipis in camp.  One can only speculate about the precipitous decline in the numbers.  Certainly gasoline at $2.25 a gallon, creature comforts f recreation vehicle and motels, and the pure sweat equity of pitching a tipi in July are contributing factors.,.(or older population of tipi owners.) 

In spite of the numbers, we did enjoy a great dance and we were impressed by the significant number of local area visitors to the tipi camp.  by Peter Durkin   


Pete and Sue Roller, from Fall Creek, Wisconsin were judge the best tipi in camp.

Darry Wood setting up the BIG lodge