Marine (Lance Corporal Marland Trey Kent) was honored and respected for his participation in the Iowa Powwow, to include carrying out the American flag in the Grand Entry.

Iowa Annual Powwow is a celebration of homecoming and fellowship amongst tribal bahkhoje people. It is a way of renewing old friendships and building new ones. The powwow is a celebration of life. It is a full weekend of singing, social dancing, feasting and dance competitions with various tribal members from across America.

This is the time when veterans, chiefs, royalty, and dancers make a grand entrance into the sacred arena. Flags are carried by veterans to honor our fallen, retired, and present veterans. They are welcoming you to come and enjoy a time of new experiences along with your family and friends.

The Iowa, or Ioway, lived for the majority of its recorded history in what is now the state of Iowa. The Iowas call themselves the Bah-Kho-Je which means grey snow, probably derived from the fact that during the winter months their dwellings looked grey, as they were covered with fire-smoked snow. The name Iowa is a French term for the tribe and has an unknown connection with ‘marrow.’

Responses to "US Marine War Dancing at Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Powwow "

  1. Unknown says:

    Friendship and loyalty at is best. Semper fi!

Write a comment