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THE PLAINS INDIAN MUSEUM

Explore cultures, histories, and living traditions of Plains Indian peoples in one of the nation’s largest collections of Native American art and artifacts. Make it a stop on your cultural tour through the West.

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PLAINS INDIAN CULTURES — THEN AND NOW

The Plains Indian Museum in Cody, Wyoming is one of five museums at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This Native American museum explores the lives of Plains Indian peoples, cultures and traditions over hundreds of years.

View timeless Plains Indians artifacts and check out how Plains Indian tribal traditions are being sustained and celebrated today. It’s a must-see on the road to Yellowstone.

39TH ANNUAL PLAINS INDIAN POWWOW

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Joseph Medicine Crow Blessing the Powwow
Drummers at the 2010 powwow
Powwow 2016: Vasquez

The Annual Plains Indian Powwow brings thousands of visitors to Cody each summer for a one-of-a-kind celebration of Plains Indian culture. Held on the third weekend of June every year, this event is popular among locals and travelers during the summer season. Learn more about the Powwow below, and be sure to build it into your summer trip to Yellowstone.