Tamkaliks Celebration 2022

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July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Wallowa OR

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July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022

70956 Whiskey Creek Rd, Wallowa, OR, 97885

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Contact: Fred Hill
Phone: (541) 886-3101
Email: info@wallowanezperce.org
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MC: Fred Hill & Thomas Morningowl

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July 22-24, 2022

Each July, the Homeland becomes a place of reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of waláwa, the Wallowa country. Year after year, participants enjoy three days of song and dance, culminating in a walasit service and Friendship feast. Descendants, locals, and visitors attend together. There are many ways to be involved, contribute, and enjoy. Camping and dancer registration is free. Winners and drums are paid in cash. Big ticket raffle items include a buffalo hide and a Pendleton blanket each year. Food and craft vendors are plentiful. All the comforts of town are just a quick walk across the river.

The Tamkaliks Celebration (formerly Wallowa Band Descendants Friendship Potluck & Powwow) is a celebration and recognition of the continuing Nez Perce presence in the Wallowa valley. A standing committee of the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland oversees and organizes the Tamkaliks Celebration. The Tamkaliks Committee President is Fred Hill. He may be reached through the NPWH Office.

Friday July 22 – 7pm Roll Call; Social Dancing – points given for participation if in regalia.

Saturday, July 23 – 9am Horse Procession; 1pm Grand Entry – Contest & Social Dancing, points given for entry & exit participation.

Sunday, July 24 – 9am Walasit Services at Wallowa Longhouse; 12pm Friendship Potluck at Dance Arbor – bring a dish to share; 2pm Grand Entry, Contest 7 Social Dancing, Contest dance finale.


70956 Whiskey Creek Rd, Wallowa, OR, 97885


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Submitted by Kelli Gowder on: May 11, 2022

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