Contemporary men’s northern and southern traditional dances originate during times of celebration and honor. Read on to learn more about this category of dance.
Plains Indian Museum Powwow
In our 37th year, the first Center Powwow was held on the top of a flatbed trailer as a dancer demonstration. Today, we are the premier powwow hosted by a major museum. In that time, we’ve shared memories with generations in and out of the arena. Our gratitude goes out to our dancers, singers, vendor, […]
Originally published in Points West magazine Winter 2012 Powwow: Preserving Tradition and Promoting Cultural Exchange By Sienna C. White For this article, Sienna White, 2012 summer intern at the Center of the West, and former Codyite, interviewed tribal leaders and powwow participants about the history of the event and its significance today. As the prestigious […]
The 36th Annual Plains Indian Museum weekend was a success. Our gratitude goes out to our dancers, drummers, sponsors, staff, and volunteers. We are estimating an attendance of over 3000 people during the two-day event with 200 registered dancers, 12 drums, and 45 vendors. Dance Category Winners: Men (18-54) Traditional: 1st: Elijah Edmo, Fort Hall, ID […]
After more than three-and-a-half decades, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s longest running public event is still going strong. The 36th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 at the Center’s Robbie Powwow Garden. The Powwow celebrates the Native cultures of the Plains by bringing together Native […]
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 40 vendors set up outside the dance arena. The authentic Native-made art, jewelry, beadwork, […]