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37th Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow (2018)

June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Cody, WY

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June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Buffalo Bill Center of the West: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY

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Contact: Hunter Old Elk
Phone: 307-578-4012
Email: [email protected]
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Celebrate Native culture, dance, and arts
Join us for the 37th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow, a cultural celebration and competitive dance competition, on June 16 and 17, 2018.

Grand Entries:
June 16Noon and 6 p.m.
June 17Noon
Dancers, drum groups, and artists from Northern Plains tribes gather to celebrate their vibrant cultural traditions and histories. Dance categories include traditional, jingle dress, fancy, grass, team dancing, tiny tots, and specials. Men, women, teens, and children compete in various age groups for more than $25,000 in prizes. The Learning Tipi is a popular educational program that invites visitors to discover the traditions of powwow.

Visitors shop for authentic Indian jewelry, beadwork, quillwork, clothing, basketry, pottery, paintings, sculpture, and more at more than forty vendor booths, and enjoy fry bread and Indian taco vendors, as well as food and beverage concessions.

Admission Prices and Information
Powwow begins at noon both days with a Grand Entry. On Saturday a second Grand Entry takes place at 6 p.m. Powwow runs till about 9 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Gate opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. each day. Tickets are available at the gate or at the Center’s admissions desk beginning the Monday before Powwow. Admission is good for one day of the event.

$10 for adults (18 and older)
$5 for youths (7–17)
Children 6 and younger free
Dancers, drums, and their family members admitted free
Center members receive $1 discount on admission price each day with a valid membership card
Press passes are available with prior arrangements
Visitors are welcome to bring chairs or blankets for our outdoor grass amphitheater. No pets please. For travel and lodging information contact the Cody Chamber of Commerce. For general questions about visiting the Buffalo Bill Center of the West e-mail Nancy McClure or call 307-578-4102.

For Our Dancers
Dancers and their families receive a free pass to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West exhibits at dancer registration. Registration 8 a.m. – noon Saturday; late registration or for specials on stage both days. Contact: e-mail Hunter Old Elk or call 307-578-4012.

Vendor Information
Our powwow includes 47 vendors who sell arts and crafts made by enrolled members of North American Indian tribes and Nations. No food booths, please.

Vendor Registration Form:

Applicants may download the above form, fill out, and return it along with your deposit to Buffalo Bill Center of the West, ATTN: Hunter Old Elk, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming 82414.

Questions? E-mail Hunter Old Elk or call her at 307-578-4012.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Sponsors of the 2017 Plains Indian Museum Powwow:
In 2017, the Plains Indian Museum Powwow was sponsored through the generous support of Choice Aviation; The Local, Artie Yellowstone Jewelry; Coca Cola Distributing of Cody, Whole Foods Trading Company in Cody, Wyoming, and Frontier Fortitude Photography.

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Buffalo Bill Center of the West: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY


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Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: April 25, 2018

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