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August

June






Logo-Seal for Santee Lucky Mound Celebration.
Santee Lucky Mound Celebration
(4th Weekend)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 24-26, 2022
(was 10-12 days ago)

No Location InfoP.O. Box 468
Parshall, ND 58770
(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Bruce Benson:
701-421-7121














Logo-Seal for Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow.
Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow
(62nd Annual).
(Fourth Weekend in June)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 24-26, 2022
(was 10-12 days ago)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

2 miles direct South of the Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center
10 Old Wind River Highway
Fort Washakie, WY 82514

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Weasel Mann:
307-349-4258

Wayland Large:
307-349-8031





White River Wacipi
(Last weekend in June)
Confirmed (2022):
Saturday, Sunday
June 25-26, 2022
(was 10-11 days ago)
Arbor City Park Complex
Crawford, NE 69339

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

402-516-8341
308-667-2025
308-430-1299







Logo-Seal for Pawnee Indian Veterans Powwow.
Pawnee Indian Veterans Powwow
(Weekend precediong July 4th)
Confirmed (2022):
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
June 30-July 3, 2022
(was 3-6 days ago)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Pawnee Football Field
603 Memorial Rd
Pawnee, OK 47058

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

918-399-1138
President Plus Spottedhorsechief:
918-399-1138

V.P. Marlin Miller:
918-399-3581

Sec/Treas Joe Hawkins:
918-704-8863



July






Wakpamni Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
(7th Annual).
(First weekend in July)
Original 2022 date unconfirmed: (2022-07-01)
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 1-3, 2022
(was 3-5 days ago)

North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Wakpamni Lake Area
North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Dakota St & 2nd St
Batesland, SD 57716

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Sandy Two Lance:
605-407-7712

Robert Two Crow:
605-441-2521

Wilma Standing Bear:
605-288-1922





Owakpawui Wacipi - Traditional
(18th Annual).
(First weekend in July)
Original 2022 date unconfirmed: (2022-07-01)
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 1-3, 2022
(was 3-5 days ago)

Greenwood, SD Pow Wow Ground
38965 County Road 2
Wagner, SD 57380
(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Doris Cook 605-469-6191

Kenny Cook 605-491-4849

Ida Ashes 605-481-0066





Logo-Seal for QuaPaw Pow Wow.
QuaPaw Pow Wow
(150th Annual).
(First Thursday through Sunday in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
July 1-4, 2022
(was 2-5 days ago)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
5681 South 630 Road
Quapaw, OK 74363

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Mike Shawnee (Pow Wow Chairman):
918-724-6403





Logo-Seal for Rosebud 4th of July Wacipi.
Rosebud 4th of July Wacipi
(22nd Annual).
(4th of July Weekend)
Confirmed (2022):
Sat, Sun, Mon
July 2-4, 2022
(was 2-4 days ago)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Rosebud Casino Grounds
30421 US Highway 83
Valentine, SD 69201

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

605-653-3438
Karen Hallock:
800-786-7673





Logo-Seal for Kiowa Tia-Piah Annual Celebration.
Kiowa Tia-Piah Annual Celebration
(First Weekend in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Sat, Sun, Mon
July 2-4, 2022
(was 2-4 days ago)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Ester Toppaah Homeplace - Ida Wanset Allotment
6001-6137 County Rd 1330
Carnegie, OK 73015

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)








Wakinyan Maza Wokiksuye Wacipi
(37th Annual).
(Fourth of July)
Original 2022 date unconfirmed: (2022-07-04)
Monday
July 4, 2022
(was 2 days ago)

No Location Info
Iron Lightning, SD 57623

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Wakinyan Peta:
605-200-5052

Connie Dupris Clown:
605-365-7711





Logo-Seal for Arikara Celebration.
Arikara Celebration
(61st Annual).
(2nd weekend in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 8-10, 2022
(in 2 days)
off of Highway 39 and Highway 1804
White Shield, ND 58775

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Delilah Yellow Bird





Logo-Seal for North Platte Pow Wow.
North Platte Pow Wow
(3rd Annual).
(Second Friday-Sunday in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 8-10, 2022
(in 2 days)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Buffalo Bill Scout’s Rest Ranch
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd
North Platte, NE

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Char Swalberg:
308-520-9516





Pass Creek District Wacipi
(Second Weekend in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2019):
2022-07-08):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 8-10, 2022
(in 2 days)

Pass Creek DistrictAmerican Horse School Campus
Pass Creek District
Allen, SD 57714

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Julie Bad Wound:
605-455-2540 or
605-454-0376

Consuella Means:
605-445-0023

















Logo-Seal for Mandaree Hidatsa Celebration.
Mandaree Hidatsa Celebration
(Third Weekend in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 15-17, 2022
(in 9 days)

Mandaree Powwow Grounds
Ridge Road
Mandaree, ND 58757

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

James Phelan:
701-421-3623





Logo-Seal for Comanche Homecoming Celebration.
Comanche Homecoming Celebration
(Middle of July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 15-17, 2022
(in 9 days)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Sultan Park
Walters, OK 73021
(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Phillip Light Thunder:
405-538-5229

Vendor:
580-309-3537





Big Bend Annual Powwow
(Last weekend of July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 15-17, 2022
(in 9 days)
Big Bend Community is 32 miles east of Pierre
Big Bend, SD 57702

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Jamie Fallis:
Phone: 605-730-0207

Malva Big Eagle





Logo-Seal for Flandreau Santee Sioux Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi
(59th Annual).
(Third Weekend in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 15-17, 2022
(in 9 days)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer
Wacipi grounds north of Flandreau off Hwy 13
Flandreau, SD 57028

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

605-997-3844
More info
Mike Wakeman at 605-530-0236 (not reachable)

Jessica Hovland at 605-997-3891

Sylvia at 605-573-4195





Logo-Seal for Virgin Creek Wacipi.
Virgin Creek Wacipi
(7th Annual).
(Fri-Sun of Third Week in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2019):
2022-07-15):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 15-17, 2022
(in 9 days)

In Cheyenne River Indian ReservationLaPlant PowWow Grounds
In Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
LaPlant, SD 57652

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Mike Bowker:
605-733-2579

Gene Roberts:
605-733-2227














Logo-Seal for Fort Totten Days Pow Wow.
Fort Totten Days Pow Wow
(53rd Annual).
(Third Weekend in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 22-24, 2022
(in 16 days)

Arena, behind the school
7268 ND-57
Fort Totten, ND

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Roanna Demarce:
701-381-0589





Running Antelope Wacipi
(Last weekend of July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2019):
2022-07-22):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 22-24, 2022
(in 16 days)
Running Antelope District - Little Eagle Powwow Grounds
Little Eagle, SD 57639

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Running Antelope District Chairman, Adrian Kills Crow 605-823-2211














Logo-Seal for Oklahoma Indian Nation Pow Wow.
Oklahoma Indian Nation Pow Wow
(32nd Annual).
(Last Weekend in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2021):
2022-07-29):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 29-31, 2022
(in 23 days)

No Location Info
Concho, OK 73022

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Dara Franklin, Chairman:
405-361-8945

Christine Morton, Treasurer:
405-402-8956

Jessie Botone, Secretary:
405-274-1123





Logo-Seal for Kihekah Steh Pow Wow.
Kihekah Steh Pow Wow
(51st Annual).
(Last full weekend in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 29-31, 2022
(in 23 days)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Skiatook Dance Grounds
N. 52nd W. Ave. & W. 193rd St.
Skiatook, OK 74070
(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

JL Holt:
918-637-4241





Little Eagle Monument Celebration
(Last weekend of July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2016):
2022-07-29):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 29-31, 2022
(in 23 days)
Running Antelope District - Little Eagle Powwow Grounds
Little Eagle, SD 57639

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

More info
Running Antelope District Chairman, Adrian Kills Crow 605-823-2211





Logo-Seal for Crazy Horse Pow Wow.
Crazy Horse Pow Wow
(Last weekend in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2017):
2022-07-29):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 29-31, 2022
(in 23 days)

North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Wakpamni Lake Area
North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Dakota St & 2nd St
Batesland, SD 57716

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

More info
Valentina Makes Him First

Doris Respects Nothing





Milk's Camp Traditional Pow Wow
(Last Weekend in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2018):
2022-07-29):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 29-31, 2022
(in 23 days)

Milks Camp Park

Approx 5.5 miles SW of St. Charles, SD on Hwy 43Herrick, SD 57538
(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Contact Rosebud Tribal Office:
605-747-2381

More info
Jim:
605-830-1301

Alfred:
605-469-5708






August















Logo-Seal for Kaw Nation Powwow.
Kaw Nation Powwow
(46th Annual).
(1st Friday in August through Sunday)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 5-7, 2022
(in 30 days)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

Kaw Pow Wow Grounds
12613 E. Furguson Rd.
Kaw City, OK 74641

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Festival Contact

580-269-2552
toll free 1-866-404-5297










Logo-Seal for Tulsa Pow Wow.
Tulsa Pow Wow
(Second Weekend in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Saturday, Sunday
August 6-7, 2022
(in 31 days)
Graphic File a Graphic Flyer

The University of Tulsa - Harwell Field
South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

More info
David Bible:
405-400-4925














Logo-Seal for Little Shell Celebration.
Little Shell Celebration
(Fourth Saturday in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 12-14, 2022
(in 37 days)

Home of the X-Xoshi-Ga - Four Bears Park
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Three Affiliate Tribes Office:
701-627-4547
































Logo-Seal for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - Chief Little Shell Memorial.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - Chief Little Shell Memorial
(Third Weekend in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 19-21, 2022
(in 44 days)
Chief Little Shell Pow Wow grounds
Dunseith, ND 58329

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)

Turtle Mountain Tribal Office:
701-477-2600












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BackHomeNatives

Introduction

Native American -- Indigenous people who inhabited the Americas and Caribbean prior to the European infiltration.

The same definition could be applied to other terms as well.  There is a debate as to whether the term Indian, American Indian, or Native American is preferable.  Many Native Americans use Indian or tribe in referring to their people.  Others suggest that these and similar words are incorrect and carry derogatory connotations.  The only places the word tribe occurs on this website is in the domain name of Native American links such as http://www.lumbeetribe.com and http://www.winnebagotribe.com, or if the term is used by the group it is referring to.

I have found that Native American is not preferred by some, and Indian is not preferred by some as well.  If all terms that are not preferred by some are not used, there are no choices left.  For this reason, whenever you see any term used that you would not have used, it was not my intent to offend.  Please choose the term you would have preferred and continue reading.  If you have further questions, please refer to the website Terms and Conditions.

From a speech by Russell Means

“(You notice I use the term American Indian rather than Native American or Native indigenous people or Amerindian when referring to my people. There has been some controversy about such terms, and frankly, at this point. I find it absurd. Primarily it seems that American Indian is being rejected as European in origin-which is true. But all the above terms are European in origin; the only non-European way is to speak of Lakota-or, more precisely, of Oglala, Brule, etc.-and of the Dineh, the Miccousukee, and all the rest of the several hundred correct tribal names.)

“(There is also some confusion about the word Indian, a mistaken belief that it refers somehow to the country, India. When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Caribbean, he was not looking for a country called India. Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492. Look it up on the old maps. Columbus called the tribal people he met "Indio," from the Italian in dio, meaning "in God.")

“The one thing I've always maintained is that I'm an American Indian. I'm not politically correct. Everyone who's born in the Western Hemisphere is a Native American. We are all Native Americans.”

Modern Times

Sadly, natives are still treated as third class citizens, never really fitting into the majority's society.  In some ways, the reservations are a prison, and in other ways, they are a privilege that doesn't have to follow the same rules and restrictions of the rest of society.  Native Americans were the first to have casinos regardless of the rest of the state's laws.  The Casino's have brought revenue and jobs to a society that wasn't about to get it by any other means.  New schools on reservations are proof of a society striving to compete with the rest of the world.

Pow-Wows*  Back to the top of this page.

North American Natives continue to celebrate their heritage with Pow-Wows throughout the country.  In Nebraska, we are lucky to have a Native American population proud of their culture and history.  During the summer months, there is a Pow-Wow nearly every week or so somewhere in the state.

In Omaha, we have two Pow-Wows, starting in April at the Sapp Fieldhouse, and in September at the Metropolitan Community College North Campus at 30th and Fort Street.  In past years, Creighton has also had a Pow-Wow in April, but not for 2017 onward that I can find. All powwows are bound to please the curious to repeat-visitor. In all of the Pow-Wows, expect to see dancers dressed in an array of bright colorful traditional regalia, arts and crafts, and ethnic Native American food.  Uhmmm good.

Pow-wows are special events that not only involve celebration, but also pays respect to Native American heritage.  Pow-wows have a code of ethics that you should make sure you adhere to.  Photography, Videotaping, and sound recordings can only be done by permission.  The arena area is a sacred area and it should be respected.  Do not enter the arena, unless it is for a dance that anyone can dance in (usually referred to as an Intertribal Dance).  Make sure you ask the event MC for any specifics.  See the links at the side for more details.

Please note that we do not list all Pow-wows throughout the entire country, but we do intend to list ones in Nebraska, the six bordering states, plus North Dakota, and Oklahoma, due to their strong connection to Plains Nations.

Individual events are shown within a rectangular area. For information on meaning of differented colored lines and backgrounds read Event Details Explained

One of the best pages to explain the history of Pow Wows and details of each of the types of dances.

Nebraska Reservations  Back to the top of this page.

Nebraska has four reservations inside the state and one on the state border.

  1. Omaha Reservation, Macy, Nebraska in N.E. Nebraska is on the border next to the Missouri River.  The reservation borders the Winnebago Reservation to its north.  Pop: 2500. Omaha NationPonca Website
  2. Winnebago Reservation, Winnebago, Nebraska in N.E. Nebraska is on the border next to the Missouri River.  The reservation borders the Omaha Reservation to its south.  Pop: 1200, 27,000 acres.  Website.
  3. Santee Sioux Reservation, Niobrara, Nebraska is on the Nebraska-South Dakota border in N.E. Nebraska.  The border between the states is actually Lewis and Clark Lake.  The Santee Reservation is attached at the western end of Lewis and Clark Lake.  If you like Native American art, you will find the hidden bargains of the U.S. here.  Stop and ask for info if it isn't obvious.  Do you know why the Santee Natives were there first? Pop: 600, 18,000 acres. Website
  4. Fox-Sac Reservation is located at the southeastern tip of Nebraska.

Our northern neighbor state (South Dakota) has three reservations on its southern border.  People living on the southern edge often cross over into Nebraska.  Those reservations are 1)  the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, near Chadron, Nebraska, 2) Yankton reservation on the northern shore of Lewis and Clark Lake, and 3) Rosebud Reservation just north of Valentine, Nebraska.  Rosebud covers over 1,000,000 acres, and is divided into three sections to allow three different branches of Sioux to live in their own sections.  Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota are the three languages used.  There are several attractions on and around the reservation.  The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum should not be missed.

South Dakota also has six other reservations; just south of Pierre, there is the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Reservation.  North of Lake Pierre is the Cheyenne River Reservation, and joining its north side is the Standing Rock Reservation, which extends into North Dakota.  The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Reservation is in South Dakota's northeast corner.  The smallest is the Flandreau Reservation north of Sioux Falls on the Big Sioux River.

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