from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A council or meeting with or of Native Americans.
- n. A Native American shaman.
- n. A ceremony conducted by a shaman, as in the performance of healing or hunting rituals.
- n. Informal A conference or gathering.
- intransitive v. Informal To hold a powwow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ritual conducted by a Native American shaman.
- n. A Native American shaman.
- n. A Native American council or meeting.
- n. A short, private conference.
- v. To hold a meeting; to gather together in council.
- v. To conduct a ritual in which magic is used.
- v. To hold a private conference.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A priest, or conjurer, among the North American Indians.
- n. Conjuration attended with great noise and confusion, and often with feasting, dancing, etc., performed by Indians for the cure of diseases, to procure success in hunting or in war, and for other purposes.
- n. Any assembly characterized by noise and confusion; a noisy frolic or gathering.
- n. Any meeting assembled to discuss an issue; a parley.
- intransitive v. To use conjuration, with noise and confusion, for the cure of disease, etc., as among the North American Indians.
- intransitive v. To hold a noisy, disorderly meeting.
- intransitive v. To hold a meeting to discuss an issue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As applied to the North American aborigines, to perform a ceremony with conjurations for the cure of diseases and for other purposes.
- Hence To hold a consultation; deliberate over events.
- To hold any noisy meeting.
- n. As applied to the North American aborigines: A priest; a conjurer.
- n. A conjuration performed for the cure of diseases.
- n. A dance, feast, or other public celebration preliminary to a grand hunt, a council, a war expedition, or some similar undertaking.
- n. Hence Any uproarious meeting or conference; a meeting where there is more noise than deliberation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hold a powwow, talk, conference or meeting
- n. a council of or with Native Americans
- n. (informal) a quick private conference
This powwow is also one that requires 1/4 native blood quantum (at least one full blooded indian grandparent) for dancers.
Turnbull didn’t look up from his newspaper when he said, “Some of us are offended by the use of the term powwow in that context.”
Then she went on to say that all of this was, and is, a moot point because the powwow is not a city sponsored event.
The Midē´, in the true sense of the word, is a Shaman, though he has by various authors been termed powwow, medicine man, priest, seer, prophet, etc.
This is the 17th year UI has hosted the powwow, which is a celebration of American Indian culture through song and dance.
"A powwow is a celebration that allows Native American people to get together and enjoy their culture and share it with others, too," said Theresa Heitz, a UI senior and co-chairwoman of the student association.
The powwow will be a combination of a contest and traditional powwow, Baker said.
The powwow is a sign of the Obama administration's recognition that cybersecurity is no longer merely an operational or technical issue.
The powwow, which is sponsored by the Nuluti Equani Ehi Tribe, also called the NeeTribe, based in East Bend, started Friday and runs through today.
The powwow is a historic celebration that brings many Native American tribes to annual event near Millsboro.