Century Branch Library Presents Poarch Creek Indians and the Painted War Pony
Posted: 11/16/2012
Author: Town of Century

On Thursday, November 15th, the Poarch Creek Indian Pow Wow Club and a Painted War Pony visited the Century Branch Library located at 7991 North Century Boulevard, Century, Florida.  

Pat Rigel, Branch Manager of the Library took the time to paint "Indian power symbols" on her horse to demonstrate to the children what a war pony looks like and to teach them what the symbols represent (listed below are just a few examples).   The children were welcomed to feed the beautiful horse.  They were treated to a snack themselves of cookies and juice.

The Poarch Creek Indian Pow Wow Club entertained the audience with a few well-known dances, one being the Grand Entrance. 

Indian Power Symbols

1)  Circle of Vision was the symbol painted around the horse's eye to give keen sight and let him to be the first to see the distant buffalo. 

2)  Fence symbol was placed on the horse's jaw to help keep in the good luck. 

3)  Hoofprints were drawn on the horse and stood for the number of horses captured in raids. 

4)  Arrow points in a line which brought victory.

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