2016 Daniel Nimham Pow Wow
August 20th and 21st

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Who We Are:

The Nimham Mountain Singers, formed in 1999, is a group of singers with the goal of fostering, preserving and rediscovering traditional Native American beliefs, values and spirituality.

Based in the Hudson Valley of New York State, we sing and share with our communities northern woodland songs, mostly of the first people, the Algonquin speaking peoples.

We perform at schools, civic events and pow wows and offer a complete educational program of drumming, traditional songs and dances, and Wappinger (Nochpeem) cultural history designed for children and adults. We are also available for private parties and gatherings. Contact us for booking information.

We are, (L-R) Gil 'Cryinghawk', Penny 'Painted Pony', Wendy 'Walks Soft' and Brooke 'Wolf That Runs With Pony'.

We have completed the Wappinger Memorial and would like to thank everyone who donated money and time and participated in
its construction and development.

What's Here?

Upcoming Events

Educational Programs

Our Recordings

Drums for Sale

Mount Nimham Fire Tower

Wappinger Memorial Fund

About Daniel Nimham


We would like to thank Cub Scout Packs #93 of Millbrook, NY, #34 of Pawling, NY, #40 of Wappingers Falls, NY and #122 of Poughkeepsie, NY for allowing us to perform at their Blue and Gold Dinners this year.

In accordance with our 501(c)(3) status our 2007 financial statement is available here.


2016 Calendar:

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  • 1st 2pm
    Garden of Hope Initiative
    White Hill Rd, Yorktown, NY


  • 7st - 2pm
    Forza Holistic & Healing Center
    26 Cannon Rd, Cannonview Village Whilton, CT


  • 4th - 5th 10am - 5pm
    Margaretville, NY


  • 1st - 6pm-8pm
    4th of july Celebration
    White Plains High School White Plains, NY


  • 20th - 21st

    16th Annual Daniel Nimham
    Intertribal Pow Wow

    Putnam County Veteran's Memorial Park
    200 Gipsy Trail Road
    Kent/Carmel, NY


  • 12th - 13th
    The First All Nations
    Benefit Pow Wow
    163 Melrose Road
    Susquehanna, PA 18847


  • 15th - 16th
    Wolf Den Pow Wow
    Wolf Den State Park, Route 101 and 44, Pomfret, CT

Our Music CDs:


Gil handing Mark Fillipkowski $2500.00 for the Tower of Hope Foundation.

  • "Frybread Hot"

    A collection of 13 songs released 2012 (sample)

  • "The Spirit Speaks"

A collection of Northern Woodland and orginal songs, professionally recorded. (sample)

  • "Drum of the Wiccoppee"

A live recording from pow wow's at Tankhannock, PA and Fonda, NY  (sample)

  • "Reflections from Onistagrawa"
    Recorded in Middle Mountain, NY

Write for more information or to buy your copy!

Also Available at:

Morning Star
Route 6, Carmel

Silver Lake
Route 52, Carmel

Touch of Sedona
Main St., Ridgefield Conn.

Where We've Been:   [Top of Page]
  • Pow wows from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma, Canada, Maine, New York and Rhode Island.
  • Childrens' Program at Forest River Park in Queens NY
  • CYO camps in Putnam Valley, NY.
  • Shad Fest for Riverkeeper
  • Blue and Gold dinners for the Scouts in the lower Hudson valley
  • New York State Archaeological Association Croton Point.
  • Programs for the Federal Bureau of Prisons Women's FCI Danbury Conn.
  • Local Historical Associations of Dutchess and Putnam Counties
  • Greeting in the New Year Spring Garden Party at the Chuan Yen Monastery, Kent
  • Girl Scout Jamborees in Rockland and Dutchess Counties.
  • Boy and Cub scout Jamboree's in Westchester and Putnam Counties.
  • Elementary and Middle Schools, Local Church Groups in Putnam and Westchester Counties, such as Rippowam Cisqua andManhattenville College.

Wappinger Memorial:

  Pictures from the dedication

Donations for the memorial can be sent to:
The Nimham
Mountain Singers
115 Chief Nimham Circle
Kent Lakes, NY. 10512

and include "Wappinger Monument" in the Note field.

Our Sponsors:  
Putnam Arts Council
Champion Supplies Inc. Highland NY
The Spain Agency Inc. Mahopac NY
Sclafani Petroleum Carmel NY
Carmel Dinner Carmel NY

Quality Rental Kent NY
Sal Tripi, CPA
Shop Rite Carmel NY
T.C. Graphics Mahopac NY
BASF Corporation Peekskill NY
HG Fairfeild, Brewster, NY

Educational Programs
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Educational Programs

The Nimham Mountain Singers performing at the E. Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff for the 9/11 Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and the NY Lions Club

We create our educational programs to fit age groups from very young to very old. Whatever the age group, participation is key.

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About Daniel Nimham:

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Who is Daniel Nimham?


Daniel Nimham (1724-1778) was a chief of the Wappinger Indians and was the most prominent Native American of his time living in the Hudson Valley.

The Wappingers descended from ancestors who were forced to part with their best lands during the preceding century, and who roamed the hills and valleys of Putnam and Dutchess Counties.

Mt Nimham Fire Tower

The tallest remaining Fire Tower in New York State has completed its restoration project and sits atop the 1200 foot mountain named after Daniel Nimham.

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I am a dry tree. I will die here - Chief Daniel Nimham

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