38th Annual Plains Indian Museum Pow Wow (2019)

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June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Cody WY

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June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY, 82414

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Contact: Hunter Old Elk
Phone: 307-578-4012
Email: [email protected]
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MC: Corky Old Horn

Arena Director: Chico Her many Horses

Host Drums: Littleshield

Join us for the 38th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow, a cultural celebration and competitive dance competition, on June 15 and 16, 2019.



Grand Entries:

  • June 15: Noon and 6 p.m.
  • June 16: Noon

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 chicken dance. 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 call Nancy McClure at 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 Hunter Old Elk at 307-578-4012.

Vendor Information

Our powwow includes 48 vendors who sell arts and crafts made by enrolled members of North American Indian tribes and Nations. No food booths please.

CLICK HERE for our Vendor Registration form

Applicants may download the above form, fill out both sides, and return it along with your deposit to Buffalo Bill Center of the West, ATTN: Hunter Old Elk, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming 82414. To view the map of vendor spaces larger, please click on the image at right. Questions? Call Hunter Old Elk at 307-578-4012.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsors of the 2018 Plains Indian Museum Powwow included:

The Plains Indian Museum Powwow is 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, Wind River Hotel and Casino, Pinnacle Bank, and Legends Bookstore.


720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY, 82414


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Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: May 21, 2019

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