36th Annual Powwow This Weekend
Written by andrew-rossi on June 13, 2017
After more than three-and-a-half decades, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s longest running public event is still going strong.
The 36th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 at the Center’s Robbie Powwow Garden. The Powwow celebrates the Native cultures of the Plains by bringing together Native dancers, drum groups and families, along with artisans and appreciative spectators.
Rebecca West, curator of the Plains Indian Museum, says this year is special because of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association.
Since its inception, the PowWow has grown dramatically, including dancers from various North American Indian tribes and nations. Dancers range in age from children 6 and younger to 55 and older. Competitive dance categories include traditional, grass, and fancy for men and boys; and traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle for women and girls.
Tickets are available at the Powwow Garden gate during the event, and at the Center’s admissions desk this week.
–photo courtesy of Buffalo Bill Center of the West