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Attend a Powwow


Powwows are traditional social events featuring men’s and women’s dance competitions, drum group competitions among singers who chant while drumming, and “intertribal” dances.

Wyoming’s biggest powwow is the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, held each summer over the fourth week in June at Fort Washakie.

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Riverton, Wyoming, hosts powwows and weekly Native American events throughout the summer.
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Drummers and dancers from the Northern Plains, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico compete in many categories at the Plains Indian Museum Powwow in Cody, June 15-16, 2013, at the Joe Robbie Powwow Garden.
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In Montana, the Valley of the Chiefs Powwow and Rodeo is held at Lodge Grass, on the Crow Reservation, over the Independence Day weekend. The Crow Fair and Rodeo is featured during the third week of August at Crow Agency. Over the Labor Day weekend, the Ashland Labor Day Powwow is held on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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  1. The dates listed for Pow Wows are in 2010. What are dates for summer 2012??

    Suzette JewellFebruary 1, 2012 @ 11:31 amReply
    • We’ll go this summer to Cody and we want to see that too. We found these dates on swedish website (?!!).
      Tracey and Mitch (from France)

      8-10 Flag Day Celebration Wacipi – Cannonball, North Dakota.
      15-17 Porcupine Pow Wow – Shields, North Dakota.
      15-17 Red Bottom Celebration – Frazer, Montana.
      15-17 Twin Buttes Pow Wow – Twin Buttes, North Dakota.
      16-17 Plains Indian Museum Pow Wow – Cody, Wyoming.
      21-24 Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Pow Wow & Rodeo – Fort Washakie, Wyoming.
      28-1/7 Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Annual Wacipi – Agency Village, South Dakota.

      3-8 Arlee 4th of July Celebration – Arlee, Montana.
      6-8 Four Bears Pow Wow – Twin Buttes, North Dakota.
      6-8 Sky Chief Pow Wow – Shields, North Dakota.
      6-8 Valley of The Chiefs Pow Wow and Rodeo – Lodge Grass, Montana.
      12-15 North American Indian Days – Browning, Montana.
      13-14 Arikara Celebration – White Shield, North Dakota.
      13-15 47th Annual Northern Arapaho Tribal Pow Wow Celebration – Ethete, Wyoming.
      20-22 Mandaree Celebration – Mandaree, North Dakota.
      20-22 Standing Arrow Pow Wow – Elmo, Montana.
      26-29 Milk River Indian Days – Harlem, Montana.
      27-29 Fort Totten Days – Fort Totten, North Dakota.
      27-29 Julyamsh Pow Wow – Post Falls, Idaho.

      2-5 Rocky Boys Annual Pow Wow – Box Elder, Montana.
      2-5 Wadopana Celebration – Wolf Point, Montana.
      3-5 Long Soldier Wacipi – Fort Yates, North Dakota.
      3-5 Oglala Nation Pow Wow – Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
      9-12 Heart Butte Celebration – Heart Butte, Montana.
      9-12 Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival – Fort Hall, Idaho.
      10-12 Hays Pow Wow – Hays, Montana.
      10-12 Little Shell Celebration – New Town, North Dakota.
      10-12 Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Annual Fair and Pow Wow – Lower Brule, South Dakota.
      15 Coeur d’Alene Indian Pilgrimage – Cataldo, Idaho.
      15-20 Crow Fair and Rodeo – Crow Agency, Montana.
      17-19 Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Annual Pow Wow – Fort Thompson, South Dakota.
      18 Annual People’s Center Celebration and Pow Wow – Pablo, Montana.
      24-26 Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo and Pow Wow – Rosebud, South Dakota.
      24-26 Nux baga Pow Wow – Parshall, North Dakota.
      31-3/9 Ashland Labor Day Pow Wow – Ashland, Montana.

  2. I will be traveling out west during the end of June 2012 and would like to know what is the dates for the Pow Wows in Montana during the last week of june and first 2 weeks of july? thank you for your time.

  3. I will be traveling out west at the end of september 2013 and would like to know the dates of the Pow Wows in or near Yellowstone, Wy during the last three weeks of Sept. if any. Is this to early to be asking? Thank you for reply. Herbert- February 2,2012 @2:27pm

  4. What is avaialbel July-Aug 2012 ????

  5. will be in Wy the end of April. Any activities planned then? David

  6. I will be traveling out west during Independence Day and would like to know if there will be a pow-wow during that time, and where will it be? Thank you for your time.

  7. Any PowWows the first week in October in WY?

  8. Any PowWows the first week in October in WY?

  9. Any powwows the first week of August 2013?

  10. Does anyone have the sates for Summer 2013? I want to visit the Crow Fair Days, but I can’t find the exactly dates in the web – only that it’s in the 3rd week of August.

  11. Hi

    Do you have the dates for 2013 ?

    Thanks very much

    Patrick from France

    MENIGAULTJanuary 25, 2013 @ 3:16 pmReply
  12. will be traving out there in april – may 2013 anything then

    marilyn bowenFebruary 4, 2013 @ 3:18 pmReply
  13. Wonderful Where do I visit in 2013. A 2012 Calendar is not to helpful

    I arrive in Montana on 18th June, Yellowstone on 23rd June for 3 days

    Mike PottsMarch 6, 2013 @ 1:29 pmReply
  14. What are the dates for July 2013?

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