Celebrating Native American culture in Allentown (PHOTOS)

Native American culture and traditions were celebrated Saturday at the 42nd annual Corncob Roasting Festival in Allentown.

The festival takes place at Indian Culture Museum2825 Fish Hatchery Road.

The unique sounds of Native American drumming and singing were heard throughout the festival and culminated in the grand entrance, which takes place at noon each day. The unmistakable smell of fire-roasted corn permeated the air.

This year’s festival features storytelling, Native American drumming by Youngblood Singers and Black Bull Moose Singers; Iroquois social dancing by Onyota’a:ka dancers and singers; Traditional Aztec dance by the Salinas family from Mexico City; and multi-award winning recording and performing artist Bill Miller of Mohican Nation.

There are also many vendors offering handmade Native American arts and crafts, sweetgrass, t-shirts, handcrafted Zuni and Navajo silver jewelry, jewelry Wampum, beads, Kachina dolls, pottery, leather goods, to name a few.

Demonstrations were also given on flint, Lenape cooking, flute making and basket weaving.

If you’re brave enough, you can even try throwing a tomahawk.

The last day of the festival is Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Check out the gallery below to see scenes from Saturday’s Roasting Ears of Corn festival.


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Saed Hindash can be reached at [email protected].

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