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Hundreds of people attended a weekend Pow Wow at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island. You could hear the drum beat coming from the drum circle as families gathered at the park for the 73rd annual event. It featured signers, dancers and traditional native arts and crafts. The Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities sponsors the event as a fun way to teach native American heritage to people of all backgrounds.

"This is like a living history," said President Regina Tsosie. "It's like I was telling other people, you don't get this in history books, you know. You can come here, you can share it, you can breath it, you can smell it, you can see it. It's just a great experience."

Tsosie says it's also like a homecoming for the tribes that originally settled in our area. It was held on ground that's sacred to the Meskwaki and Sauk.

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