Hundreds of people attended a weekend powwow at the Black Hawk State Historic Site. The 73rd annual event was hosted by the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities, the Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation and Black Hawk State Historic Site. Christine Graf says she and her husband Greg have attended the powwow for the past several years. Graf, who is of Cherokee descendant, says it gives her a chance to learn more about her heritage. Regina Tsosie is president of the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities. She says the event is about exchanging "cultures, friendship, values and tradition" while also dispelling stereotypes. The powwow was held on ground sacred to the Meskwaki and Sauk.
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