Grand Entry kicked off a wonderful Saturday. It was a beautiful afternoon at Chief Leschi School near Tacoma, WA as we enjoyed the 37th annual Puyallup Tribal Powwow!
Truth be told, as a result of us living locally, we get to enjoy this Powwow most years. It might be that we are a little bias but it’s definitely one of our favorites. It might also be the incredible Salmon bake that they put on each year, but that is yet to be officially confirmed!
The Grand Entry is the procession of the participants into the dancing area. This protocol is led by an Honor Guard with the rest of the dancers following behind.
The Honor Guard is there to honor the eagle staffs, government and tribal flags, veterans, and dancers. Similar to government flags, the eagle staffs may represent tribal nations, organizations, or families.