Visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow each June are not only awed by the competitive dancing and exquisite dance regalia but also enjoy unique shopping opportunities at the booths of the more than 48 art vendors set up outside the dance arena. The authentic Native-made art, jewelry, beadwork, pottery, and much more, available for purchase add to the atmosphere of cultural celebration at the powwow.
Vendors offer Native art, jewelry, and more for sale at the annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow. The 38th Annual Powwow takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, at the Robbie Powwow Garden at the southeast corner of the Center of the West’s grounds. Space is still available for additional, qualified vendors who wish to apply to participate. Interested vendors who are enrolled members of North American Indian tribes and Nations should contact Hunter Old Elk, Plains Indian Museum Curatorial Assistant, and Powwow Vendor Coordinator, at 307-578-4012 or [email protected] to reserve a space. The application can be downloaded here.
Potential vendors may also visit centerofthewest.org/event/plains-indian-museum-powwow for more information, and to view a diagram of vendor space locations around the powwow grounds. Download the vendor registration form there, or directly at https://centerofthewest.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-vendor-form.pdf
Contact: E-mail Hunter Old Elk or call 307-578-4012.
Photo: Archuleta Siblings, daughter Taylor Archuleta (3yrs) and older brother Darrian Archuleta (11 yrs). Pueblo/ Southern Ute. Teen boy’s traditional and tiny tot jingle dress dancers from Albuquerque, NM. ©2019 Photo by Frontier Fortitude Photography