38th Annual Powwow This Weekend

Written by on June 12, 2019

An annual tradition celebrating native cultures comes to life this weekend in Cody.

The Plains Indian Museum’s 38th annual Powwow will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th, in the Robbie Powwow Garden at the Center of the West.

Hunter Old Elk, curatorial assistant for the Plains Indian Museum, says the annual event does more than just entertain audiences – it breathes life into ancient traditions that carry through generations.

Dancers range in age from Tiny Tots (children 6 and younger) to Golden Age (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. Additional special dances this year will feature team dancing, tiny tots, women’s jingle dress special, women’s fancy shawl, and men’s traditional.

The festivities kick off with a grand entry at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, and at noon Sunday. Powwow tickets are available at the gate the days of the event, or in advance at the Center’s admission desks this week.

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