24th Annual Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow (2019)

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May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Marksville LA

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May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

LA Hwy 1, Marksville, LA

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Contact: Darrian Pierite
Phone: 800-272-9767, ext 6468
Email: [email protected]
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More Information:

Head Man: Max Yamane

Head Lady: Virginia Richard

MC: Rob Daugherty and Jim Tall Chief

Arena Director: Bill Takes Horse

Host Drums: Northern Drum: Ho-Chunk Station Singers; Southern Drum: Buc Wild Singers

Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds

Tunica-Biloxi Reservation

Admission:  General $6, Children (4 years and under) $3

Free shuttle service available to and from Paragon Casino Resort at hotel main entrance

For lodging or general information, call 1-800-946-1946 or visit tunicapowwow.org

Vendor must apply in advance.  Contact Darrian Pierite at 1-800-272-9767, ext 6468 or email  [email protected]

         Saturday, May 18 Schedule (10am – 10pm):

10AM Gates Open

10:30AM  Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers (Storytelling and Songs)

Noon  Gourd Dancing

1-4PM  Grand Entry, Social Dancing, Dance & Drum Competition

7PM  Grand Entry, Social Dancing & Competition

         Sunday, May 19 Schedule (10am – 4pm):

10AM  Gates Open

10:30AM  Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers (Storytelling & Songs)

11AM  Gourd Dancing

Noon  Grand Entry, Social Dancing, Competition Finals

4PM  Dance & Drum Contest Awards

FEATURED PERFORMANCE: Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE COMPETITION: (13 categories): Golden Age (Age 50 & Up; 4 categories ~ Men & Women’s Northern and Southern), Adult (Ages 18-49; Men & Women categories), Junior (Ages 11-17; Boy & Girl categories), Chicken Dance category – Adult (Age 18+). Tiny -Tots (10yrs. & under on Sat & Sun.). Entry fee is $6 for dance competition participants. 

Northern and Southern categories. (3 places in each category). No entry fee. Drums must have a minimum of 6 singers.
Contest Prizes
Golden Age (Ages 50+) No. & So. categories 1st – $700; 2d – $500; 3d – $300; 4th – $100
Adult (Ages 18-49) Including Chicken 1st – $700; 2d – $500; 3d – $300; 4th – $100
Jr (Ages 11-17) 1st – $300; 2d – $150; 3d – $75; 4th – $50
Drum (No. & So. categories) 1st – $3,000; 2d – $2,000; 3d – $1,000


*Competition points start at 1PM Saturday (Grand Entry).

REGISTRATION (Dance & Drum) – Sat, May 18, 8AM-12PM 
Sat, May 18 1:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, May 19 ~ 12:00PM (Noon)
Pow Wow ends @ 4:00PM

The Pow Wow features over 35 food and craft vendors. (Contact Darrian Pierite @ 800-272-9767, ext. 6468, or [email protected])

Pow Wow Education Day – Children, parents, and families are invited to a FREE Open-to-the-public Education Day ahead of the 24th Annual Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi reservation. Call Elisabeth Pierite-Mora (319) 240-6432. Event includes pow wow dance demonstrations, singing, and craft demonstrations.

For more information contact Jessica Barbry at (800) 272-9767, ext. 6469, or [email protected] or go to www.tunicapowwow.org.

Pow Wow Host Hotel: Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA, 71351. Call (800) 946-1946. Pow Wow rate code PWOM17G.

2019 Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Head Staff 
Head Lady
Virginia Richard
New Orleans, LA

Head Man Dancer
Max Yamane
Greenbelt, Maryland

Arena Director
Bill Takes Horse
Colbert, OK

Head Dance Judge
Randy Frazier
Oklahoma City, OK 

Head Drum Judge
Marvin M. “Marty” Richardson
Hollister, NC

Head Gourd Dancer
Jacob Liles
Hulen, OK

Northern Host Drum
Ho-Chunk Station Singers
Lyndon Station, WI

Southern Host Drum
Buc Wild Singers
Chinle, AZ

Rob Daugherty
Bristow, OK

Tim Tall Chief
Jones, OK


Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: May 11, 2019

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Is this an outdoor Pow Wow? Approximately how many dancers will attend? Will taking pictures be permitted? Thank you!!

Yes, this is outdoors. I don’t know the size this year. Pictures for personal useare ok most of the time. Listen for the MC to make an announcement about that.

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