38th Annual Plains Indian Museum Pow Wow (2019)
June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Pow Wow Information
Join us for the 38th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow, a cultural celebration and competitive dance competition, on June 15 and 16, 2019.
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.
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.
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:
Buffalo Bill Center of the West: 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY
Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: May 21, 2019