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Grand Portage National Monument Rendezvou and Pow-Wow

Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9, 2015
Grand Portage, MN
Rendevous Collage
Photos by the US National Park Service

The Grand Portage Rendezvous and Pow-Wow is an event that celebrates the Ojibwe culture and historic fur trade. The historic trade took place between the Ojibwe and French in the 1730’s, and the Ojibwe and British in the 1760’s. During this time, traders made a nine-mile portage, named the Grand Portage, around the Pigeon River. The portage allowed them to access the fur-rich areas of the state and establish trading relationships.
At the upcoming event, participants will celebrate the trade with music, dancing, workshops and craft demonstrations. Re-enactors will be on-site competing in games and demonstrating skills of the fur-trading era. The traditional Pow-Wow, which focuses on song, dance and family, will also be taking place in conjunction with the rendezvous.
Families are encouraged to attend this free event. The Heritiage Center (170 Mile Creek Rd., Grand Portage) is open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm each day, while the the Stockade, buildings and historic encampments are open to the from 9:00 am to 5:00

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