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You and Moncourt and I must have a powwow as soon as possible.

They won't understand it, and they'll get together and have a powwow.

When a powwow was to be held I always sent him to conduct it if I could not go myself.

Without stopping to call a powwow they summoned all hands to arms.

The fire was resurrected, and they sat down to have a powwow.

What do you suppose the powwow of the teachers was all about?

No, I could see they wanted to get off alone and hold a powwow.

I guess it is, but that's an awful bad spot—that's right, Widow, powwow it.

A North American Indian powwow would be a fair comparison to the performance which was witnessed on this occasion.

The two boys watched the little squad meet the four Indians, and enter into a powwow with them.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "priest, sorcerer," from a southern New England Algonquian language (probably Narragansett) powwaw "shaman, medicine man, Indian priest," from a verb meaning "to use divination, to dream," from Proto-Algonquian *pawe:wa "he dreams, one who dreams." Meaning "magical ceremony among North American Indians" is recorded from 1660s. Sense of "council, conference, meeting" is first recorded 1812. Verb sense of "to confer, discuss" is attested from 1780.

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