Photos: Potawatomi Gathering 2022 on the Hannahville Indian Reservation
HANNAHVILLE INDIAN RESERVATION – More than 2,000 people from 11 Potawatomi nations are gathering in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this week at the Hannahville Indian Reservation near Escanaba, Michigan for the 2022 Potawatomi Gathering.
Organized by the Hannahville Indian Community, the Potawatomi rally has resumed after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday evening, the Hannahville Indian community held a powwow. Drums from several Potawatomi groups were present and hundreds of Potawatomi dancers were in full dress to the appreciation of the gathered crowd.
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