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.
Originally published in Points West in Summer 1999 By Sara Young Former Plains Indian Museum Intern Dance has always played an important role in Plains Indian cultures, as a central element in both religious and secular life. Less than 100 years ago, powwows did not exist as we know them today, though a variety of […]
It was during my first week in Cody, Wyoming, that I was thrown into a world of feathers, dancing, and jingles. I began my art conservation internship at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in mid-June 2014. That weekend was the annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow. I had heard of powwows before and had seen a few […]
From Points West magazine Originally published in Spring 2006 By Rebecca West Editor’s note: On the eve of the 33rd Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow, this article looks back at the 25th. Periodically, the Plains Indian Museum staff fields the question “What makes your Powwow unique and special compared to other powwows?” Typically, the question is […]