In the steps of long-lost kin

Bermudian dancers and the Mashpee Wampanoag connect at Pow Wow

Gombey dancers from Bermuda were in East Falmouth on Saturday to reconnect with the Mashpee Wampanoag, a Cape Cod Native American tribe that the Bermudians consider long-lost family. The latest reunion took place at the Mashpee Wampanoag Pow-Wow, an annual, weekend-long celebration of native culture in its 92d year. The event, which drew hundreds of attendees despite the sweltering heat, featured drum and dance competitions, dozens of vendors plying traditional jewelry and clothing, and even a falconer.