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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gertrude Watson Jacobs

Obituary: Gertrude Watson Jacobs / A founder of Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Dec. 15, 1921 - June 2, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009

By Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


A founder of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, now located in Dorseyville, Mrs. Jacobs was an organizer of the group's first pow-wow, or Native American festival, in 1979. The event, featuring craft vendors, food, demonstrations and dance competitions, has taken place every September since then, and last year she was honored for nearly 30 years of work on the festival."