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Manataka Powwow Coordinator

Halito! I am Angela. It is a great honor to serve you as the the Manataka Powwow Coordinator. I am African, Tsalgi, Chahta, and Hispanic American. Most importantly I'm human.  For many years I signed my name with a feather. Don't ask me why. I don't know. Just "my mark" I guess. Now years later the story was told during my naming ceremony.  I am now called Feather Walker.


My favorite books are the Bible, The Making of A Singer by Renee Fleming, Beverly Sills autobiography, Cubanita, and All of the Harry Potter books. I enjoy the theater, films, opera, and dancing! I have two dogs and a rabbit. I also love reading, traveling, and cooking.









Last Updated: December 29, 2008


January 18 - 20, 2008
Red Paint Powwow & Indian Market
Western NM Univ, Intramural Gym, Silver City, NM

Master of Ceremonies: Gabriel Ayala; Arena Director: Tommy Spotted Bird Host Northern: Blu Thunder; Host Southern: Southern Xtreme; Head Man: Bruce Leclaire; Head Woman: Rachel Watson.

Joe Saenz  575-534-1379
201 N Hudson St, Silver City, NM  88061

January 19, 2008
12th Annual Winter Dance
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD

Native Youth Alliance holds this dance every year to honor our elders and remember those who have passed on. Every fourth year it is held as the Presidential Inaugural powwow to recognize the new administration of the US Government.

Shoshana Phillips   317-538-9369
PO Box 981210, Ypsilanti, MI  48198


February 2, 2008

14th Annual Fellowship Powwow and Indian Market

Island Grove Park, Hall 501 N. 14th Ave, Greeley, CO

Sponsored by Scouting Venture Crew 248. Entrance Fee $5.00.  Dinner Included. Doors Open 10:00 AM  1st Grand Entry (Dancing Starts)  12:00 PM.  Dinner  4:00 PM  2nd Grand Entry  5:00 PM Dancing Ends 8:30 PM.  Color Guard: Native American Veterans of Colorado. Bring your own CHAIR. All dancers and singers welcome.

Ethan Berning (303) 522-6199

Paula Cochran (970) 284-5835


February 2, 2008 - Saturday

5th Honoring Children Traditional Powwow

Univ. of WI – Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha WI

Sacred Circle brings back the fifth Honoring the Children Traditional and Educational Pow Wow hosted in the The daylong event is a social event and gathering of Native American People centered on teaching young people the importance of tradition, family, honoring the veterans for their service, and to show the tiny tots how to have a good time.  Awards and recognition are given to the deserving.  Gifts are given.  Honor songs are sung.  It's time to show-off the new dance regalia. Powwow time gives us the chance to celebrate and reflect on Native American Heritage and to share this with the community.

Rita Altmeyer: 262-595-2675

Skip Twardosz: 262-757-0657

Patti Jensen: 262-994-6708

Joe Duncan --


February 8 - 9, 2008
Sgt. James Heath Hardin Memorial Powwow
Recreation Center, 5574 Rockfish Road, Hope Mills, NC

Grand Entry -2-8-@7 pm; Grand Entry - 2-9 @ 12/@ 7pm; MC - Sandon Jacobs( Stoney Creek Singer); Host Drum; Stoney Creek; Health Fair, Entertainment/Contests.

Harold Hardin   910-424-0460
PO Box 40303, Fayetteville Fort Bragg, NC  28309

February 9, 2008 - Saturday Noon - 9 PM
Stockton 7th Annual Winter Benefit Powwow
University of the Pacific, Main Gym, Stockton, CA

Free Public Event Hour 12:00pm to 9:00pm. MC: Earl Neconie; Ad Eric Kimple, Head Man, Larry Swimmer; Head Woman, Sshasheen, LittleFeather; Teen Boy, Adam Cinceros; Teen Girl, Jasmine Robles: Jr. Boy, Gabe Castro Jr.; Jr. Girl, Alyssa Robles. Northern Host Drum Swift Cloud; Southern Host Drum. All Drums & Dancers Welcome.

Leonard Robles   209 663-0923
3621 Stagg Way, Stockton, CA  95211



February 9, 2008 - Saturday 10 - 5 PM

Georgia Gathering -- Cultural Festival

Okefenok Swamp Park, 515 Swamp Road, Waycross, GA

Special Guests: Red Hawk and Swamprat, original founders of The United Cherokee Nation (UCN).  Join Chief Clyde Golden Eagle Bryson and the Georgia Clan.  Enjoy dancing, drumming, cultural food and much more from 10 AM until 5 PM. Red Hawk will be speaking on Friday Feb. 8th on the GATHERING at the Holiday Inn Banquet Room, 1725 Memorial Drive, Waycross, GA 31501 from 6:30 P. M. to 8:30 P.M. - 912-283-4490

Banquet cost: $13.00 per person. Speakers include: State Chief Clyde “Golden. Eagle” Bryson and Assistant State Chief Luther “Swamp Walker” Thrift.  912-283-0580

Chief Stone Bear   928-208-542
Chief of the Nation - The United Cherokee Nation (UCN)

Box 1328, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405

February 9 – 10, 2008

12th Annual Wild Horse Powwow

620 W. 182nd Street, Torrance, CA

All Drums and Dancers Welcome

Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

3620 W. 182nd Street, Torrance, California 90504

Phone (310) 987-1274


February 15 - 17, 2008
Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwow

Indian River Co. Fairgrounds, 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL
We are proud to welcome Ray Thunderhawk to our event this year. Ray's Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue will be showing his Beautiful Tigers and other large Cats. Please come this will really move you deep down in your heart. We have 30 wonderful artist booths and ethnic foods, Singers, Flute players, dancers, and very talented drums. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the powwow.

Dona Chesser   772-567-1579
1670 11th place, Vero Beach, FL  32960

February 23, 2008

20th Annual Grossmont College Powwow

Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont Drive, El Cajon CA

Noon – 5 p.m. Gourd Dancing and Giveaways

5 – 6 p.m. Dinner Break, 6 p.m. Powwow

Contact:  Tom Gamboa (619) 644-7529


February 29 - March 3, 2008
Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow
Mount Dora, Florida 32757

Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757. Just East of Mount Dora ~ Just 30 miles North of Orlando. Friday February 29th, 2008, Grand Entry at 7:00pm; Saturday March 1st 2008, Grand Entry at 1:00pm & 7:00pm. Sunday March 2nd 2008 Grand Entry at 1:00pm; Gates Open at 10:00am Daily.  MC: Ric Bird; Head Veteran: Gunny St Germain; Head Man Dancer: Enoch Haubenstricker; Head Woman Dancer: Raven; Host Drum: Family Drum Singers; Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum; Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker' ; Color Guard: Veterans Honor Society; Friday is Children's Day from 10:00am - 2:00pm with special Demonstrations, Games, etc.  Please join us for Traditional Native American Culture Including: Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food.  Bring the whole Family and spend the day, Don't forget to bring Chair.

Tony Ledford  352 636-4271
PO BOX 1141, Eustis, FL  32727

MARCH 2008


March 8, 2008 

Lawilowan American Indian Festival

Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 

Previously held at Dickinson College, Carlisle. Drums and Vendors by invitation only!  Doors open at 10:00 to public;  Grand Entry Noon. American Indian drumming, dancing, arts, crafts, entertainment and food.  Head Dancers:  Toni Seaflower and Pepi Eagle Wing  MC:  Don Hockenberry  Arena Director:  Ernie Strong Bear  Admission:  $5.00 adults; children 10 and under free. Ample free parking.  Bring lawn or camp chair. 

Noni Nickerson  717-776-1075


March 8 - 9, 2008
Clinton Farms 4th Annual Powwow
Clinton Farms Nature Preserve, Winston, GA

Nanell Dink Wilder  770-296-3097
Ephesus Church Road, Wnston, GA 30187
Joey Pierce

March 14 - 16, 2008
Apache Gold Casino Resort 12th Annual Powwow
San Carlos, Arizona
5 miles East of Globe on Hwy. 70.  Over $65,000 in cash Prizes. $10,000 Drum Contest. $5 Admission (per session). Children 10 & Under Free.

Margilene Franklin   1-800-272-2438
Lorenda Thompson  928-475-7800

P.O. Box 1210, San Carlos AZ   85550

March 15, 2008
19th Woodlands and Plains Traditional Powwow
Concordia College, 8th St at 12th South, Moorhead, MN

MC  Mickey Hodges, White Earth Reservation; Spiritual Leader: Ambrose Littleghost, Spirit Lake Nation  First 10 drums paid. All Dancers in regalia will be paid.

Mary John   218-287-5433
1304 - 19-1/2 St. So. #13, Moorhead, MN  56560

March 15 - 16 2008
16th “Learning To Walk Together” Traditional Powwow
Vandament Arena - Northern Michigan University

ponsered by the Native American Student Association.

Jeff McRoy   906-227-1397
Vandament Arena, Marquette, MI  49855
Powwow Website    


March 15, 2008
Honoring the Animals Powwow
San Antonio, Texas

The members of the Apache del Rio Intertribal Organization (ADRIT) invite you to attend their first powwow, hosted by the Animal Defense League of Texas in San Antonio.  This event will be called “Honoring the Animals Paw Wow”.  It will be held on March 15th, 2008 from 10am to 4pm at the Animal Defense League’s Pet Park, on their property located at 11300 Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio, TX.  We are excited about this opportunity to honor our four-legged brothers.

Amador Osio   (210) 531-0940
P.O. Box 769322, San Antonio, TX  78245

March 17 - 23 2008
Indian Girl Frybread Nation Powwow
Culdusac, Lapwai, ID

Many men and woman come and dance with their young ones. Lots of prizes for tiny tots and up to 60. Good food. Excitement. Up to $1600 for first place; $900 for second place; $700 for third place; $500 for forth place; $300 for fifth; and $200 for sixth place. It is an outside powwow during Spring. Which is very beautiful. So please come join!

Tawiya Andrew   (208) 816-3941
PO.Box 80, Lapwai, ID 83540


March 22 - 23, 2008
United Cherokee Nation Powwow and Gathering
Palmdale Camp, 7555 US Hwy 27 N. Palmdale, FL

Easter weekend. Native Drumming, Dancing, Crafts and Food Venders. Bring the family. Bring your dancing shoes. Bring your fishing pole. Bring your swim suit. Bring your Tent. Bring your Motor Home. Just enjoy the weekend.

Walking Bear  941-544-3677
104 Lake Huntley Dr., Lake Placid, FL  33852

March 28 - 29, 2008
Brigham Young University Cedartree Memorial Powwow
Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom, 1320 WSC, Provo,  UT

Contest Powwow. Vendors welcome.  For more information please contact us!

LaVay Talk   (801) 422-6849

March 28 - 29, 2008
Edisto Indian Cultural Festival
Ladson Fairgrounds, Ridgeville, SC

Jillian Creel  843-834-5936
215 Indigo Rd, Ridgeville, SC  29472

March 28 – 30, 2008

Suquamish Renewal Powwow – Coastal Gathering 2008

Suquamish Gym, 15838Sandy Hook Rd., Poulsbo, WA

Jackpot dancing in all categories. Host Drums: White Lodge, Mandaree, ND; Porcupine Singers, Porcupine, SD.  MC: Antone George; Arena Director: Steve Old Coyote; Head Man Dancer: Larry Cordier; Head Lady Dancer: Alexis George;

Samuel Najera  206 353 7928
940 North 98th St #203
Seattle, WA  98103

James Old Coyote (360)394-8509

Trisha Price (360)394-8573

Craig Miller (360) 394-8574

Vendor Information: Ed Midkiff (360)434-4780


March 29 - 30. 2008
Michigan Univ. 19th "Celebrating Life" Contest Powwow
Rose Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Colleen Green  989-774-2508
Bovee 125, Mount Pleasant,  MI  48859


March 29, 2008
Benefit Powwow for Hospice
Maskat Shriner Bldg, 5101 Henry Grace Freeway S., (US281) Wichita Falls, TX

Red River Intertribal is sponsoring this one day only powwow with proceeds to benefit Hospice of Wichita Falls.  Schedule:  Gourd Dancing 2-5PM, 5-6 PM Supper, 7-8 PM Gourd Dancing, 8PM Grand Entry.  No Drugs or Alcohol, Not responsible for accidents, or thefts.  Vendors $25 setup, CO-HOSTS Comanche War Scouts.  Head Gourd Dancer: Butch Tahsequah, Head Man:  Lesley Russell, Head Lady, Dorothy Tahah, Head Singer:  Parker Emhoolah, Emcee:  Rene Rodriguez, AD:  Orlando Sosa, Security: Joetta Sommers

Jim Moore   940-692-2193
P.O. Box 703, Wichita Falls,  TX   76307

March 29th 2008 Saturday
Annual Student Powwow
Dallas, TX

11am - 10 PM
817-715-6289 or 214-915-2790


March 30, 2008
Red Eagle Native American Festival
7224 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Fl 33707

Native American Drumming, Flute Performers, Powwow Style Dancing, Native American Storytelling. There will also be a charity drive for the "Wounded Knee Memorial" in South Dakota. Food, and Native American arts and crafts vendors.

Larry Red Eagle  727-341-2348
7224 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL  33707

APRIL 2008


April 4 - 6, 2008  CANCELLED
Spring Gathering of the Alapaha River Band of Cherokee
Recreation Center in Jasper, Florida

The Spring Gathering Event will include many activities for education learning sharing and fun. We ask for your support. Our Tribe is hosting an event, The Gathering. We expect to educate, appreciate, recognize, learn, and have fun and food.  
James Glass 386-792-9364 (home)  386-855-1383 (mobile)
Becky Reynolds, Event Project Manager 386-364-1565 (home)

Joan Thomas Nelson   386-938-3609
3589 NW 28th Terrace, Jennings, FL  32053

April 4 - 6, 2008
Powwow On The River

1st TN Pavillion,1826 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN
Across from Finley Football Stadium. Sponsored by Native

American Services of Tennessee. Competition Powwow.  Over $7,000 in Prize Money. Dance Competition - (all categories), Drum Competition - all drums welcome Tipi Competition $500/300/100- all tipis welcome MC - Scott Crisp; AD - Jimmy Thigpen; Headman - Arturo Adrian; Headlady - Mary Beth Elkins; Northern Host Drum - A-Wo-Ha-Li Singers; Southern Host Drum - Mossy Creek Singers; Honor Guard - All Nations Warrior Society of NC; Muscial Entertainment - Jimmy Yellowhorse & Jamie Russell.  Demonstrations:  Flint Knapping, Beadwork & Basket Weaving, Storytelling, Native Games, Stickball, Atlatal, Blow Gun, Bow & Arrow, and much more.  No Onsite Camping.
Vendor Host Hotel: Econo Lodge 423/894-1417
Other Hotels: Howard Johnson 423/892-8100, Holiday Inn 423/308-0111, Super 8 423/894-6720, Days Inn 423/894-0911

Tammera Hicks   423-240-7270
PO Box 24853, Chattanooga, TN  37422-4853

April 5, 2008
Colorado College Unity Contest Powwow
902 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Host Drum: White Lodge Singers, Mandaree, North Dakota; Head Man: Bart Pojaque; Head Woman: Rebecca Sherwood-Ridgely; Head Boy: Josiah Fredericks; Head Girl: Elisha Smith
Grand Entry: 12 Noon. Registration Begins at 10 A.M. Free and Open to the Public.  A Drug and Alcohol Free Event. 

Eryka Charley   719.337.7629
902 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO  80946

April 5 - 6, 2008

Unicoi Park Intertribal Powwow

Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia

Head Man:  Robin Jumper; Host Drum: Dog River; Head Lady: Donna Redfeather; Head Veteran:  “Smitty” Smith; MC: Joseph French; AD:  Soco Cody. Indian Foods.  All dancers welcome. Guest drums welcome. Crafts and Arts. Education Programs.

Special Event Saturday: Donna Redfeather & Gary Peterson

will be wed in a traditional Algonquin style marriage.  Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Craft, Flutist, Demonstrators. Vendors, Food, Auction.  Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day. Volunteers now needed.  Primitive camping for dancers and vendors.

Larry at 770-823-7650 or Robin at 706-969-3245


April 11 - 13, 2008
8th Annual Red Eagle Lodge Intertribal Powwow
Floral Park in Floral City, FL

Red Eagle Lodge Intertribal Powwow is honored to have the Seven River Warrior Society for our Honor Guard and The Descendents Drum as our Host Drum. Grey Wolf is our Head Man and Silver Wings is the Head Lady Dancers. Silver Eagle is our MC. Kids education Day will see 439 children from local schools attending with 12 different education stations set up. Saturday at the 1p.m. grand entry we will honor all veterans in a special warriors dance.

Pansey Grey Eagle Cleaveland  352 400-5644
7450 S. Roy Terrace, Floral City, FL  34436-2715

April 12, 2008: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Native: 4th Annual Powwow
Southwestern University Campus, Georgetown, TX

Non-contest Powwow.  All dancers and drums welcome. Master of Ceremony - Albert Old Crow-Cheyenne, Head Man - Kasey Reynolds-Cherokee, Head Lady Dancer - Crystal Truax-Oglala Lakota Sioux, Arena Director - Steve Zavala-USA Retired, Head Gourd Dancer - TBA, Southern Drum - Bear Claw Singers, Northern Drum - Eagle Point

Singers, Drums Sponsored by Fleming Lectures in Religion, 

Ben Nava   (512) 863-6511
1001 E University Ave., Georgetown, Texas  78626 


April 12, 2008
Moccasin Lake Native American Fireside Concert
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, Fl  33759

Native American Drumming, Powwow Style Dancing, Flute Music, and Storytelling. There will be a bonfire lit for marsh mellow roasting.  All dancers are welcome to join in and dance with us. Host Drum: The Trueheart Drum

Cliff   727-462-6024
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL  33759

April 11 - 12, 2008
Montana State Univ, Intertribal Indian Club Powwow
New Outlaws Sportsplex, 5000 Southgate Dr, Billings, MT

Contest and exhibition with space for vendors. Fee at the door. Parking across the street at BLM. Hotels and eating establishments near by. Exit Billings Blvd from I-90, R at light, R at McDonalds, app. 1/2 mile on L.

Mary Alice Walker or Theresa Pepion  406-657-2182
1500 University Drive/ITIC, Billings, MT  59101

April 12 - 13, 2008
Traditional Powwow
Northern College, Timmins, Ontario Canada

Grand Entry - 12 p.m. Saturday/Sunday; Native Arts and Crafts
Twoonie Feast Saturday at 5:00 pm; Educational Displays 50/50 Draws & Raffles; Closing Ceremonies Sunday at 4:00 pm

Catia Carrier   705-235-3211, 2233.

4715 Highway 101 East, Timmins, Ontario  P0N 1H0  Canada

April 12 - 13, 2008
All nations 12th Annual Powwow
712 W. Washington Agri Building, Arkansas City, KS

Vendor needed. Booth space rents for: double booth $75 for both days or $35 for single day.  Free admission to public.

Michael Brinkman   620 - 440 - 8777
P.O. BX. 1268, Arkansas City, KS  67005

April 12 - 13, 2008
Healing Horse Spirit Powwow
1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Traditional powwow & fundraiser for HorseNet Horse Rescue; no competition; all proceeds donated to HorseNet. $5 donation  Gates open 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Grand Entry at noon  MC: Keith Colston  AD: Doug Hall  Head Dancers: Michael Nephew & Mary Milam  Northern Host Drum: Eagleheart Singers  Southern Host Drum: Blackbear Singers  Invited Drums: White Oak, Black Horse Butte, SilverCloud, Iroquois Thunderheart  Performers: Louis Eagle Warrior, Vince Chapman, Jan Seiden  Host Hotel: Frederick Travelodge 1-800-578-7878 (group rate = "powwow")

Becky Tudisco  240-426-9588
305 Gilsan Court, Silver Spring, MD  20902

April 18 - 20, 2008

Manataka Spring Encampment

Gulpha Gorge Campground, Hot Springs, AR

Located on Hwy 70-B, between Hwys 70 E and 7 North

Social Gathering - No Schedule.  Storytelling, Hiking, Camping, Trading, Drumming.  Bring lawn chairs, drums, flutes, rattles, potluck dish and beverages, meat for the grill.

Regalia not required - Open to All


April 18 - 19, 2008
Black Eagle Powwow 2008
Santa Ana Star Casino, Rio Rancho, NM

Master of Ceremonies: Vince Beyl; Arena Director: Pat Pacheco; Host Northern: Northern Cree; Host Southern: Southern Blackhorse.

Malcolm Yepa  505-270-7337
3001 Civic Centre Cr. NE, Rio Rancho, NM  87144


April 19, 2008 Saturday

Milwaukee Area Technical College Native American

Student Movement (NASM) Annual Powwow

Indian Community Schoolm 10405 W. St, Martins Rd,

Franklin, WI 53132

Contest Powwow.  New location in Milwaukee County. Doors open at noon, Grand entry 1 pm, Close at 8 pm Free admission. Meal provided to dancers and drums with paid *entry fee* ticket

More information to follow.


April 19, 2008 Saturday
Sherman Indian High School Annual Inter-tribal Powwow
Sherman Indian High, 9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA

All Day Event. Held on the grounds of the Ira Hayes Stadium on the campus of Sherman Indian High school. All proceeds from this event after cast will go to senior class educational scholarships.

April 19, 2008 Saturday
94th Annual OU Spring Contest Powwow
Lloyd Noble Arena, Norman OK
Contests (3 Places): Golden Age (Ages 55+), Men (Combined) and Women (Combined), Adults (Ages 16-54), Men: Straight, Traditional & Grass, Women: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle &Fancy Shawl, Tiny Tots (0-7) Sponsored by Oklahoma Indian Bikers
*Junior Girls Cloth*(8-12) Sponsored by Comanche Little Ponies
*Special* Mens Fancy Dance Contest $700.$500.$300 Sponsored by C&A Tribe Drum Contest (6 Singer Minimum) Must Register by 2pm. No Exceptions.  Presented by the American Indian Student Association at the University of Oklahoma.  Program Schedule: 1:30a Doors Open to the Public at Main East Side Entrance. 12pm Opening Prayer followed by Gourd Dance Session. 4:30 Supper Break O.I.T Rock Band Performance. 6:30 Grand Entry. 7:00 Honor Songs for Miss Indian OU and 2008 Graduates. 7:30 Dance. Competitions /Intertribals 11:00 Announcement of Winners and Committee Special. Head Staff: Masters of Ceremonies, Hammond Motah & Tom Morgan; Head Man Dancer: Pat Moore Sr; Head Lady Dancer: Kay Kay Franklin;  Arena Directors: Randy Frazier & Sam Howell;  Southern Host Drum: Yellowhammer; Northern Host Drum: Blackbird Singers.  2008 Honored Alumnus:
Randi Sunray;  Co-Host: Comanche Little Ponies: Color Guard:
Seminole Nation Color Guard; Oklahoma’s Largest and oldest university powwow! Free Parking and Admission. Art and Craft Vendors, No Giveaways, No Exceptions No outside chairs, stadium seating provided. Vendor Information: $65 per day or $100 for both powwow and stomp dance.  tomp Dance will be held April 18th,  2008 at Lloyd Noble Center. Miss Indian OU Pageant will be held.  March 31, 2008 at OK Memorial Union.

Lindy Waters  405-325-1468   405-325-7945
900  Asp Ave, Norman, OK  73019


April 19, 2008 Saturday
Celebration of Life Contest Powwow

12 Contest Categories: men's fancy, straight, traditional grass combination, women's buckskin, cloth, fancy/jingle comb./ teen boys fancy, straight, traditional grass combination., teen girls buckskin, cloth, jingle/fancy comb., Host southern: Cozad Singers, Host Northern Drum: Plains Drifters

Rusty Cozad   413 West Petree Road
Anadarko, OK  73005

April 25 - 27, 2008

Green Onion Powwow

Mulberry, AR

Sponsored by the Northern Cherokee

Chief Gray Elk  573-885-1070


April 26, 2008  11am – 6pm

8th Annual Celebration of Life for All People Powwow

Red Wing Park, 1398 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA  23451

MC - Clark Stewart (Chickahominy); HM - John Pingree (Shoshone); HF - Phyllis Campbell (Choctaw); AD - Jay Kays (Osage); Host Drum - Red Wolf (Hollister, NC.); Guest Drum - Edisto River Singers (Edisto, SC.).   American Indian dancing, arts and crafts, educational displays and exhibits, storytelling, and authentic foods for sale.  Vendor spaces are limited and fill EARLY!!   Last year's event attracted over 4,000 spectators! Free Admission and Parking.

Debra Vick or 757 427-2990


MAY 2008


May 2 - 4, 2008
First Nations Students Association 23rd Annual Powwow
Edmonds Community College,  20000 68th Ave W  Lynnwood, WA

Full Dance Contest.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
Royalty Contest. Raffle.  MC:  Arlie Neskahi; AD: Larry Cordier

Kerrie Murphy  (425) 640-1843
20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood,  WA  98036

May 3 - 4, 2008
23rd Annual UCLA Powwow
UCLA North Athletic Field, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Gates open @ 9:00am.  Gourd Dance: Saturday & Sunday @ 10am. Grand Entry: Saturday & Sunday @ Noon.  All Dancers and Singers Welcome! Free admission. Parking Available in Lot 4 & 7  Parking: $8/Day  Contact if you or someone you knows would like to be a vendor at our event!  Please come join us this year.  We have a special interest in sharing our campus and our Native Culture with everyone.  This year we specifically want to expose all people to higher education by exposing Natives and Non-Natives to the UCLA campus and more.

Caleb Dunlap  916-494-2196
456 Landfair Avenue, Apt. 101, Los Angeles  California  90024

May 3 - 4, 2008
16th Mother Earth Gathering Inter-tribal Powwow
Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Rd. Hesperia, CA 92345

Held from 11:00 a.m. to dusk on both days. Admission is $3.00 per person - children ten (10) and under are free.  Sponsored by Hesperia Recreation and Park District.

Steve Hamm   (760) 244-5488
16292 Lime St., Hesperia, CA  92345


May 3 - 4, 2008
28th Annual Spring Corn Festival
Museum of Indian Culture Fish Hatchery Rd. Allentown PA

Annual spring corn planting festival held in the Little Lehigh Parkway in Allentown PA. Native Dance, Culture, Art. Don't miss the Fry Bread!!! (and lots of other goodies to eat!)

Director   610 797 2121
Museum of Indian Culture Fish Hatchery Rd, Allentown  PA

May 3 - 4, 2008
Choctaw-Apache 15th Annual Traditional Powwow
Zwolle Intermediate School Gym, Zwolle, LA

May 03: Gourd Dancing 3:30-5:00PM; Grand Entry 6:00PM; May 04: Gourd Dancing 10:30 AM- Noon; Grand Entry 1:00 PM. Head Man: Quanah White Thunder - Livingston, TX; Head Lady: Crystal Battise - Cleveland, TX
Head Gourd: Jess Oosahwe - Hulbert, OK; Emcee:Herbert Johnson, Jr.
- Livingston, TX; Arena Director: Thomas Muskrat, Stilwell, OK;
Host Drum: A/C Woodland - Livingston, TX.

Tommy Bolton  318-645-2588
P.O. Box 858 (35 Lonnie Road), Zwolle, LA  71486

May 3 - 4, 2008
Old Mill Pond Intertribal Gathering
Mill Pond , Aragon, Ga.

Head man: "Ghost Man"; Head lady: Gwenn Babb; Jr Head Lady:

Cheyenne Davis Jr; Head Man: Eddie Harper ; MC.: Charles Lahay;
Head Drum: Wiregrass; All drums and dancers welcome. Primitive

camping.  Pets must be leashed.  Generators off by 11 pm.

Special room rates at Holiday inn Cedartown.

Kay Wallace 770-749-0006

Jerry Stroup  70-748-8816
104 Wilkes Ct., Cedartown, GA  30125
May 9 - 11 2008
Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow
Withlacoochee River Park, Trilby, FL

Sponsored by Withlacoochee Native American Indian Culture, Inc. and

co-sponsored by Pasco County Parks and Recreation. Head drum is

Rick Byrd and the Bird Choppers from Cherokee North Carolina.

Mittie Wood  352-583-3388
P.O. Box 215, Trilby, FL  33593-0215

May 9 - 11, 2008
Old Fort Powwow
Rodeo Grounds, Old Fort, NC

Third annual powwow. Native story tellers and demonstrators. 20 Native traders and food vendors. Camping free for dancers and vendors. Luck of the draw money for registered dancers ($5 fee). Hours: Friday and Saturday 9 to 9, and Sunday 9-5. Directions: I 40, Exit 73 on the southwest service road (Catawba River Road) behind Mustard's Last Stand Restaurant at the Rodeo Grounds. Admission donation: $5 for Adults and $2 for Children. Friday is Kids Day.
Mabel Benjamin   813-765-3073
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC  28777

May 10 - 11, 2008

Big Arb's Campground 2008 Native American Powwow
25091 Buffalo Rd, East Rochester OH 44625

4 miles East of Minerva OH on US 30, North on CR-402/Rochester Rd, East on Township 816-Buffalo Rd

Host Drum: Elk Trail;  South Dakota, Larry Reddest, Head Singer; Head Man Dancer: Bill Loretto, Mescalero Apache; Head Lady Dancer: "Punkin" Shananaquet, Ojibwe/ Bodewatomi.  Full RV hook-ups, swimming pool, pavilion, store, laundry, propane, dump station, and fishing.  $25 per site camping / participation fee. Please make Reservations!: (330) 894-2360
$75 trader fee.  Contact Jim Beuoy, or 330-966-1408


May 10 - 11, 2008

19th Cherokee Co. Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow

Banks of the Etowah River at Boling Park in Canton, GA

20 miles north of Atlanta.  Take I-75N to I-575N to Exit 16 in Canton and follow the festival signs. A full weekend of cultural fellowship through arts, entertainment and educational programs

Colorful inter-tribal dances performed by American Indians. Storytellers, Living tipi village and meet Little Big Mountain. Primitive skills demonstrators: Fire starting, weapons, flint knapping, tipi construction, cooking, tanning. Over 50 artists and crafters, native foods. Azteca dancers! Cherokee language classes.  Warriors on horseback as they combat one another in the traditional Sneak-up dance and see buffalos. Bring chairs.

Chipa Wolfe   770-735-6275


May 16 - 18, 2008

Manataka Women's Healing Retreat

Gulpha Gorge Campground, Hot Springs, AR

Located on Hwy 70-B, between Hwys 70 E and 7 North

Spiritual Gathering - No Schedule. Prayer, Ceremony, Testimony,

Drumming. Storytelling, Hiking, Camping, No Trading. Bring lawn chairs, drums, flutes, rattles, potluck dish and beverages, meat for the grill.

Regalia not required - Open to All


May 16 - 18, 2008

8th Painted Hand Casino Powwow
Painted Hand Casino  1-306-786-6777
Gallagher Center 
P.O. Box 908, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada


May 17, 2008

Spring Bear Powwow and Indian Market
Regis University Field house, 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO

Community traditional event.  All dancers and traditional drums welcome. Free admission and parking for everyone.  Vendors from many tribes. Cultural food concession. (303) 648-3414

May 17, 2008  Saturday,  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Penn Cove Water Festival
Whidbey Island, Coupeville, WA

A Free Family Event! Native American Canoe Races, Live

N.W. Native American Performances, Storytelling, Vendors,

Children's Activities, etc. This is a longtime Historical event!

Lynda Spiritdove Imburgia  360-321-7863

2416 Sanctuary Lane, Langley, WA 98260

May 17 - 18, 2008

Wawayanda Northern Liaison Powwow

Warwick Veterans Memorial Park, Warwick, NY

Sanctioned by the Ramapough Mountain Indians, Inc. Host Drum: Spirit of the Mountain, Guest Drums Welcome. Honoring the Lenape people who dwelled along the path stretching from the Delaware River to the Hudson River. Dancing and Drumming, Craft and FoodsBring lawn chairs.  

610-325-81283 or 610-325-0764

LittleSun 610-733-6763 or 845-321- 0068


May 17 - 18, 2008
Spice Valley Me'tis Powwow   
Black Swan Lake Campground, Medora, IN

Morning Lark Baskett 812-923-0724 

Peggy Fulkman  317-224-9734

1281 North 875 West, Medora, Indiana  47260


May 17 - 18, 2008
Metis Eastern Woodland Community Gathering
Roundeye Pk 8805 Painter Creek, Arcanum, OH

Host Drum:  Red Shield   Guest Drum: Souther Singers  Food Drive will benefit the Shelter from Violence in Darke County and the Family Abuse Shelter in Miami County.  Primitive Camping.

Cindy Carver  703-859-8003
Box 143, Ludlow Falls, OH 45339

May 17 - 18, 2008

Chumash Powwow

Chumash Interpretive Center, Thousand Oaks, CA

Ramona Greene, organizer. Featuring celebrity Saginaw Grant, MC; Head Man is Randy Folkes, Chumash man; Head Woman is Kathy Peltier, Navajo and Anishinabeh. Gourd Dancers, Northern and Southern Plains drummers, Native American arts and crafts and the Hale family’s fry bread and Navajo tacos.


May 23 - 26, 2008
Sand Creek Massacre - Fort Marion POW Descendants Powwow
Concho Powwow Grounds just outside of El Reno, OK

No admission fee. Acknowledging all descendants and honoring all veterans.  Vendors welcome.

Nakima   580-875-3926
P.O.  Box 374, Walters, OK  73572

May 23 - 25, 2008
Upper Current River Powwow
310 E. 10th St., Salem  MO

Memorial Day Weekend. 30 min South of Interstate 44 from Rolla or St. James MO.

James Ellis  573-729-2233

Western Cherokee UCR Powwow 

P.O. Box 262, Salem, MO  65560

May 23 - 25, 2008
For The People Powwow
Boone County Fairgrounds, Columbia, MO

Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Values. Featuring Special Guest Larry Sellers from TV's Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman Head Man: Maurice Phillips­ Lincoln, Nebraska; Head Lady: January Bird Thomas­ Horton, Kansas; Head Gourd: Creighton Moore­ Wichita, Kansas Host Drum: Standing Eagle­ Macy, Nebraska; Master of Ceremonies: Tom Spotted Horse­ Lawrence, Kansas; Arena Director: Jerrald Braiuca­ Raytown, Missouri.  Schedule: Friday 7-10 PM Inter–Tribal.  Saturday 1-3 Gourd Dancing, 3-5 Inter-Tribal, 5-6:30 Dinner Break, 6:30­7:30 Gourd Dancing, 7:45 Grand Entry, 8-11 Inter-Tribal.  Sunday 1-3 Gourd Dancing, 3-5 Inter-Tribal.  Boone County Fairgrounds are located north of Columbia on Highway 63 (Exit 128A) - Follow Highway 63 north to exit N Oakland Gravel Road, Turn right to East Starke Ave, Turn right and follow signs.  
Vendor Questions: Angel Talawyma - (816) 803-9491

Dona McKinney  (573) 896-8968
2633 LaChar Dr, Holt Summit, MO  65043

May 24 - 25, 2008

Fund Raiser Powwow

Napier Field, Napier, AL 36303

Sponsored by the Volunteer Fire & Police Department

Mark and Ruth Davis  256-820-6315


May 24 - 26, 2008
Honoring all Veterans Powwow
LuLU Shriners Arena, 5140 Butler Pike,

Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Memorial powwow honoring all veterans past and present

Quentin Bear Fuller   570-646-4095
1455 Indian Mt Lakes, Albrightsville, PA  18210

May 24 - 26, 2008
Selma Walker Memorial Powwow
Franklin Co. Fairgrounds Hilliard, OH

Traditional Powwow 2 Step and Team Dance Contest. 5k Healthy run/walk. Host Drum-Maza Napin. MC-Jerry Dearly,Sr. Head Veteran Dancer-Roger Campbell. Head Man and Head Woman Dancer TBA each Session. Day Money paid at end of powwow. On site camping is $20/weekend

Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio
PO Box 07705, Columbus  OH  43207-0705

May 24 - 26, 2008
15th Cherokee Festival
Temple University, Ambler, PA

Grounds open 10:00 - Grand Entry. 12:00 Noon. Black Horse Butte Singers, White Buffalo Singers,Terry Strongheart. Jewelry, Native Foods, Children's Tent. Educational and Fun for the entire

Chief Buffy Red Feather Brown  215-549-4191
6473 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia  PA  19119

May 24 - 26, 2008
Powwow On The Hudson
Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY

Sponsor: Dutchess County Parks Dept.  Head Male: Owl Red Moon; Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers; Guest Drum: Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe. All Drums & Dancers welcome. Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salina Family " & The Bird Of Prey. All Donations excepted
A percentage of donation going to Long Island Native American Task Force College Fund. Horse Rides, Birds of Prey, Native American Indian Dancing, Native American Indian Craft Vendors, Native American Indian/American Foods, Children Dances, Native American Indian History, Story Telling. Free Parking.  Preferred parking $5.00/close to Powwow grounds. Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers and dinner for all dancers. Dancers blanket give away for all participating dancers.

Tony Moon Hawk or  Marcey Tree In The Wind
177 Peters Mine Rd, RIngwood, NJ  07456
917-415-5139  973-981-1954


May 31 - June 1, 2008

Nawihla Native American Festival

Rt 10 VFW Field, North Haverhill NH 03774

Drums Rez Dawgs and Quabblin Lakes Singers.  Hosted by the White Pine Association of the Koasek Abenaki Nation

Nancy  802-392-8006

PO Box 42, Newbury, VT 05051


May 31 - June 1, 2008
7th Annual AISA @ UCI Powwow

Mesa Lawn (Corner of Campus/University Dr) Irvine, CA
All vendors responsible for providing their own lighting/generators. $150 (10x10) or $200 (20x20) craft booth or $350 (20x20) food booth for 2 days. All Hand Drummers, Dancers and Drums Welcome. Cake Walk! Free Health Screenings! Tiny Tots Contest! Raffles! Free Admission!

Jenna  (909) 528-9133

Tracy Harjo   949 885 6744


JUNE 2008


June 6 - 8, 2008
Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, Illinois

The 3rd annual Taylorville Black Horse Powwow is dedicated to Samuel Nathan Blatchford veteran of 3 Wars, World War 2, Korea and Vetnam received more them 35 decorations, Passed over in 2005. He was active in Powwow's Nation Wide as a Gourd Dancer. Head Dancers, John and Penny Richmond. Arena Director John Spotted Hawk Skenandore. Emcee Zach Yellow Shirt Kehler. Head Veteran Fred Black Horse Dubay. Head Gourd Dancer Bill Tucker. Powwow Elder Daniel J. Hawk Hoffman Sr. Host Northern Drum Spirit of the Rainbow. Host Southern Drum Young Bucks. Showers available for vendors and dancers. Free Admission and Parking. RV Hook-Ups and Free Camping.

Hawk Hoffman   217-528-9172
1012 North 12th Street, Springfield, IL  62702


June 6 - 8, 2008

Standing Bear Powwow

1800 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA

Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bakersfield Community College

Gene Albitre  (661) 589-8414


June 7 - 8, 2008
Native Solutions 10th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Oxford Lake Park across from tennis courts, Oxford, AL

Times: Sat-10-7, grand entry 11:00; Sun-10-6, grand entry 12:00
Admission-$5-Adults, 65 & up and children 12 & under-Free.
Host Drum-TBA; Headman-Jerry'Smitty" Smith; Headlady-Gwen Babs; M/C-Bryan Halfday,Chippewa Nation, Ontario; A/D-Cowboy
All dancers and drums welcome. Bring lawn chairs; Rain or shine
Luck of the draw for dancers. Powwow ambassador contest
Mark or Ruth Davis  256-820-6315
Tony 256-835-0110

P. O. Box 306, Alexandria, AL  36250

June 7 - 8, 2008

Fort Ancient Celebration

Ft Ancient Memorial.  6123 State Rte 350, Oregonia, OH

Family fun event. Native American dance and music. Lectures demonstrations, workshops and children's activities.  

Jack Blosser    513-932-4421


June 7 - 8. 2008
Rocky Fork's 9th Annual Traditional Powwow
74411 Broadhead Rd, Rocky Fork Rec, Kimbolton, OH

Join us for two days of dancing, drumming, singing, story-telling and learning.  Lots of Native American foods, arts, crafts and demonstrations. 
Admission is FREE.  Free Campsite use for Powwow Participants. Special Appearance by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woodrow "Wood" WIlliams of Ona, WV.  Host Drum: Red Shield (Portsmouth, Ohio);

Co-Host Drum: Thunder Nation (Cleveland, Ohio); Head Man: Butch Moore (Grove City, Ohio); Head Lady: Christine Blair (Muldrow, Oklahoma); Emcee:
Dave Whitewolf Trezak ( Ocala, Floride); Head Veteran: Robert "Gunny" St. Germain (Gainsboro, Tennessee); Arena Director: Logan Steele (Akron, Ohio); POW-MIA-KIA Memorial Display (Wayne, West Virginia).  

Sandy Dinkins  740-498-4614
74978 Broadhead Road, Kimbolton, OH  43749

June 7  - 8, 2008

2nd Annual Sweetwater Creek Intertribal Powwow

Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA
The park has a $3 per day vehicle parking fee. Head Man, Tony Walkingstick; Head Lady, Karen Cooper; AD, Peter Kassars; MC, Gary Smith; Head Veteran, Keith Smith; Host Drum, Dog River.  All dancers and guest drums welcome.  Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Flutist, Demonstrations, Vendors, Food, Auction. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day. Primitive Camping for Dancers, Drums and Vendors. 

Larry  770-823-7650 or Robin at 706-969-3245


June 13 - 15, 2008  Fathers Day Weekend.

Turpentine Creek Powwow

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, AR

Located on Hwy 23

Members of Manataka have supported the Turpentine Creek Powwow for many years.  Come set up a craft booth, dance, sing, trade and have a good time! Fathers Day Weekend. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, located 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on Scenic Highway 23, host its popular Native American Powwow on Father's Day Weekend.   The festivities at Turpentine Creek are as follows: Craft Booths open at 3 PM on Friday – Grand Entry at 7 PM.  Craft Booths open at 10 AM on Saturday – Grand Entry at 1 & 7 PM.  Craft Booths open at 10 AM on Sunday – Grand Entry at 1 PM. The weekend celebration, in addition to the craft booths, will include dancing, Color Guard, drumming, artists, wildlife exhibits, and other activities. Food and soft drink concessions will be available. $5.00 daily admission or $10.00 for the weekend; children 3 and under admitted free. Proceeds help to build natural habitats for the Big Cats of Turpentine Creek.

No alcohol, drugs, or firearms permitted. Not responsible for accidents or theft.

Clif  Jackson at 479.253.3790


June 13 - 15, 2008  Fathers Day Weekend.
Spirit of the Peace Traditional Powwow
Taylor, British Columbia, Canada

Most northern Powwow in British Columbia.  Free Admission. 

Everyone welcome.  All dancers get money.  Some specials to be announced.  No Alcohol or Drugs.  Camping available.

Pat Jansen  250-785-8324
9918 98A Avenue, Fort St John, BC  V1J 1S2 Canada

June 14 - 15, 2008  Fathers Day Weekend.
2nd Sault Tribe Gathering of the Clans Powwow
5698W Highway US 2 - Manistique, MI

Free Admission.

Viola Neadow, Sharon Hutchinson, Denise Chase
5698W Highway US 2, Manistque, MI  49854
906-341-6993 0r 1-800-347-7137


June 14 - 16, 2008
Nomee Family Powwow
CD'A Casino, Usk, WA

Friday Grand Entry 7pm, Saturday 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm, Specials to TBA.  All drum Welcome

Milton Nomee   509-445-5014
Box 11, Usk, Washington  99180

June 14 - 16, 2007  Fathers Day Weekend.
Native American Student Union Powwow
University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

Deborah    916-308-1330
9181 Madison Ave, 121, Orangevale, CA  95662

June 21 - 22, 2008

Manataka Summer Gathering

Gulpha Gorge Campground, Hot Springs, AR

Located on Hwy 70-B, between Hwys 70 E and 7 North

Organizational Gathering - Elders Meeting.  Spiritual Gathering - Ceremonies. Social Gathering - Potluck. Storytelling, Drumming, Hiking, Camping, Trading, Bring lawn chairs, drums, flutes, rattles, potluck dish and beverages, meat for the grill.



June 20 - 22, 2008

Tatanka Oyate Wacipi
Woodland Zoo, 3400 National Pike, Farmington, PA

MC- Danny Two Eagles; AD- James Spotted Hawk; drums- Muddy Creek & Thunder Nation; adults $7.00 w/zoo $10.00
children $5.00 w/zoo $8.00. Informal bonfire Friday evening, free to everyone. many primitive camping spots available. RV and camper parking available.

Hawk   724.329.8664
3400 National Pike, Farmington, PA  15347


June 20 - 22, 2008
Noongam Traditional Powwow

Queen Julianna Park, Preston & Carling Ottawa, Ontario
Maureen Donnelly  613-728-23412
1036 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario Canada  K1Y 3G4

June 21, 2008
3rd Annual Intertribal Gathering and Youth Powwow
Live Oak Elementary School, 1916 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA

Honoring the 7th Generation Sat. 10am-9pm, Gourd Dance-11am, Grand Entry-Noon.  Youth Competition Dancing (17 yrs & Under). All Drums Welcome. All Dancers Welcome.  Sobriety Roll Call, Ray Hunt Memorial Youth Award. Free Admission. Drug and Alcohol Free Event. Bring chairs and canopies. Hosted by the Santa Cruz Indian Council.

Steve    (831) 425-4404
PO Box 326, Santa Cruz, CA  95061


June 21 - 22, 2008

2nd Annual Honoring Our Sisters Powwow

Camp O' The Hills, Brooklyn, MI

Regular Admission is $5.00; Children 5 and under FREE; Traditional Drums and dancers, crafts and food.

Davi Trusty at 1-800-322-1209.


June 21 - 22, 2008
8th Annual Shenandoah Valley Powwow
Interstate 81 at Exit 269 (Mt. Jackson, VA)

Host Drum-Black Bear; Invited Drums- White Buffalo Singers & Cedar Tree; MC-Hank Houghtaling; Arena Director:  Michael Nephew; Head Man-Jay Hill; Head Woman-Lyssia Prigden. Traditional Non-Competition Powwow
Grand Entry at Noon Saturday and Sunday.  Evening Session Saturday night. Directions:  Take Interstate 81 (in Virginia) to Exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns Exit).   Turn West off the Exit and proceed to the first driveway on the right ( 500 ft).  Join Native People from all over the Country for a weekend of dancing, singing, and socializing.  Shop with over 30 talented Native Artists and Craftsmen.  Enjoy traditional Native American foods.

The Silver Phoenix Indian Trading Post   540-477-9616
1371 Caverns Rd., Quicksburg, VA  22847

June 21 - 22, 2008
4th Annual Eagle Creek Gathering
Eagle Creek, 7201 Fishback Road, Indianapolis,  IN

Located on the Northwest side of Indianapolis just off Interstate 65 and 71st street at the Eagles Crest.  Come and enjoy a day of learning and see American Indian dancing and hear the wonderful music. Vendors will be on sight to sell many pieces of beautiful artwork and crafts. Authentic foods will be available and overnight available.

Arthur Medicine Eagle  317-248-8458
7201 Fishback Road, Indianapolis,  IN  46254

June 21 - 22, 2008
6th ThunderHeart Village American Indian Festival
4 miles West of Mifflinburg, PA

H/D Iroquois Thunderheart; G/D - first call open to all; M/C Makwa
H/M Roy DancingTwoBears; H/L Teresa RunningDeer; A/D Cris StandingBear.  Honorary A/D Ernie StrongBear. Firekeeper - Jonny SpiritWolf. Guest Drums welcome. Free admission. Camping for all participants and dry camping for the public by donation. Limited electric

for vendors. Stores are close to the gathering. Family Event. Directions: From North: Take route 11/15 South to Route 104. Turn right on
Rt. 104 and follow 12 miles to Mifflinburg. Follow signs for Buffalo
Valley Sportsmen Assoc.  From South: Follow Rt. 11/15 North through Liverpool to Rt. 104 turn left and follow 12 miles to Mifflinburg. Follow signs for Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Assoc. There will be small blue signs on the poles with BVSA that lead to the clubhouse. Also we will have large white signs with arrows.  Funds raised from this event will be used to finance our own All Nations Youth Camp on the East Coast.

Marty LittleCrow  717-637-2548   717-521-6587
1343 Pine Street, Hanover,  PA  17331

June 21 - 22, 2008

Annual "Longest Day in June" Powwow
2221 1/2 Mile Rd Fulton, MI 49052

Grand Entry on Saturday at 1:00 PM and Sunday at 12:00 PM. 
Sponsored by Huron Potawatomi Inc.

Homer Mandoka  (269) 729-5151
2221 1 1/2 Mile Rd, Fulton, MI  49052

June 21 - 22, 2008

Intertribal Share the Culture Powwow

Knox Co Fair Grounds, 1392 Knox Highway 9, Knoxville, IL

Head Veteran: Robert Wolfcloud; Emcee: Dan Sanderson; Arena Director: Zack Kehler; Host Drum: Black Fox.  Grand opening 1:00pm. Vendor applications available. Camping available. Alcohol and drug free event.

Jim Sanderson-Chairman  1-309-509-7770

Robert Wolfcloud 1-309-799-5736


June 21 - 22, 2008
Fourth Annual Honoring Our Ancestors
Antique Engine Club, 4926 US Hwy 322, Wayne OH

Sponsored by River of Many Fish Village, U.E.L.N. Grand Entry at 12 noon. Drumming by Rapid River and Clearwater drums. Non-competitive Dancing, flute playing, story telling, crafts, Native American style crafts,vendors, food both regional and Native style. Public invited.

Sandi Red Wolf   1-440-998-2370
325 W. 48trh # 908, Ashtabula, OH  44004

June 27 - 29, 2008
Northren Montana's Wild West Fest and Powwow

JS Rodeo Arena, 204 US Hwy 89, Vaughn, MT   59487


June 28 - 29, 2008
Walnut Grove 4th Powwow
Hwy 138 Whippoorwill Organic Farms, Decatur, GA

$10 per car  single person $5, 10 - 6 daily. Drumming, dancing, flute playing, stories and demonstrators.

Janell Dink Wilder   770-296-3097
824 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA  30030

June 28 - 29, 2008
Mending The Sacred Hoop Tecumseh Powwow
Cal Zorn Park 300 W Russell Road, Tecumseh, MI

7th Annual Mending The Sacred Hoop "traditional" Host Drum: Southern Wind; Co-Host: Drum Niniwan.  Alcohol and drug prohibited.  No pets.

Abel Cooper   (517) 263-3233
PO Box 972, Adrian, MI  49221

June 28 - 29, 2008
20th Keeping the Tradition Powwow
SunWatch Indian Village, 2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH

Host Drum - Many Voice, MC - Ken Irwin, Sr., Arena Director - Randy Medrano.  Founders Special:  Men's and Women's Traditional Competition.  Tiny Tots Competition.

Andrew Sawyer   (937) 268-8199
2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH  45418
Mato /

June 28 - 29, 2008
Honoring Saganing Powwow
Standish, MI

Uniting the De-Waganag. Grand Entry will be 12:00 ond 6:00

 on Saturday the 28 and 1:00 on Sunday the 29th.  On Friday we will

have a camp social for those early arrivers.  Camping will be rustic.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe sponsored.

Lisa Peters   989-775-4944
7070 E Broadway Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI  48858


JULY 2008

July 2 - 6, 2008
Chiefs Powwow
Lame Deer, MT

The call back will commence on July first. Northern Cheyenne

Morning Star Powwow committee.

NCMS Powwow Committee   (406) 477-6322
P.O. Box 1048, Lame Deer, MT  59043

July 4 - 6, 2008
SLFN Powwow 2008
Swan Lake MB, Canada
MCs: Morris Shannacappo (Rolling River, MB) & Kingsley Brandon (Waywayseecappo, MB); Arena Directors: Beemus Goodsky

(Bemidji,MN)& Darren Cameron (Long Plains,MB); Adult Categories:

1st-$1000.00,2nd-$700.00,3rd-$500.00,4th-$300.00. Host Drum: Iron

Swing (Sturgeon Lake, SASK)

Myrna or Kelvin McIvor   204-836-2509
PO Box 326, Swan Lake, Manitoba  R0G 2S0

July 9 - 12, 2008
59th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair
Choctaw, Mississippi
Enjoy four fun-filled days of Choctaw culture and spirit including Tribal arts, crafts, dances, foods, and the thrilling action of World Championship Stickball. The fair offers fun for young and old alike, from exhilarating rides and contests to chart-topping, country, gospel and rock entertainers. There's something for everyone at the Choctaw Indian Fair.


July 11 - 13, 2008

24th Great Mohican Indian Powwow

Mohican Reserve Camp, 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH

7 mile South of Loudonville, Ohio off st. Rt. 3 on Wally Rd.  A Top 100 Show in the U.S. by the A.B.A.  Learn Native Culture & Life Style, Fellowship & Competition.  Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Demos, Dance & Drum Competitions and over 40 Top Native Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/ Free Parking.  Also see September 19 - 21, 2008


Christopher J. Snively  


July 11 - 13, 2008

A.I.C.U. Powow
401 S. Wyoming, Butte High School, Butte, MT

In conjunction with the National Folk Festival In Butte.

Traditional plains style powwow

Michele   406-782-2713   406-565-9221
66 W. Park, Butte, MT  59701

July 12 - 13, 2008
14th Bush Farm Bison Centre Powwow
West Knoyle, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire, England

Traditional Style Powwow in a beautiful secluded valley in rural England.  All are welcome 
Colin and Penny  +44 1747 830263
Bush Farm, West Knoyle, Nr Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6AE

July 12 - 13, 2008
Bush Farm Bison Centre Powwow
Bush Farm, West Knoyle, Wiltshire, England

14th Annual Gathering - traditional style powwow - all elcome.

Colin and Penny  +44 1747 830263
Bush Farm at  West Knoyle
Near Warminster, Wiltshire, United Kingdom BA12 6AE

July 12 - 13, 2008
Setalcott Nation Corn Festival Powwow
Main St. School, Route 25a, Setauket Long Island, NY

Co-sponsored byBethel A.M.E. Church of Setauket.
Ceremony for Chief Ted Green ( 1 Year passing )
Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers; MC: Gil Crying Hawk;

Guest Drum: Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe; Arena Director: Tony Moon Hawk Langhorn; Head Male Dancer: Owl Red Moon; Head Female Dancer: Stephanie Raven Jefferson.  Special Attraction: Aztec Dancers "The Salinas Family".  Luis and Rosanne. Food, Fun, Fun, Entertainment, Education, Crafts and much more. See people in Native Regalia singing, dancing, native story telling, cooking native foods, selling native crafts. Come take part in native dancing and much more.
Admission: Donation.

Helen Sells  631-698-5517  631-380-5512
Helen Sells

Tony Moon Hawk 917-415-5139

Main Street & Route 25a  Setauket, NY  11733

July 18 - 20, 2008

Healing the Earth, Inter-tribal Powwow
Lake Village Campgrounds, Leon Rd. (off Rt. 7) Andover, OH

River of Many Fish Village, U.E.L.N. Drums: Rapid River, Clearwater, Head Dancers from the Lumbee tribe. Non-competition dancing, drumming, flutes, story telling, Native style crafts, vendors from across the country, food, both regional and native style

Sandi Red Wolf   1-440-998-2370
325 W. 48th St. #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004

July 18 - 20, 2008
Kickapoo Powwow Days
Horton, Kansas

Over 50,000 in prizes, Head Staff: MCs-Ruben Littlehead & Manny King. Ad-Michael Roberts. Host Drum-Whistling Wind. Invited drum-War scouts,Randy Paskimin(recording live CD). Dance specials-women's northern traditional-500(jacket)300,200. Men's fancy-500(jacket)300, 200. Hand drum-500 winner take all. Drum Contest-5000, 4000, 3000, 2000, 1000,2000(split non placing) Arigon Starr in concert Sat night(2x NAMMY award winning artist), special guest-Larry Sellers(Cloud Dancing, from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)

Verna Simon   785-486-2131 ext 227
1107 Goldfinch Road, Horton, Kansas  66439

July 18 -  20, 2008

Redbird’s Children of Many Colors Intertribal Powwow

Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA

Friday evening – open flute circle, potluck, vendor set-up. Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Intertribal Powwow. Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Intertribal Powwow.

7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, California 93021

(805) 217-0364


July 19 - 20, 2008
2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans Intertribal Powwow
Waterford Fairgrounds on State Route 339 in Waterford, OH

All drums and dancers welcome  Saturday Grand Entry.. Trade Blanket for powwow participants only.  Kid’s Candy Dances both days.  All Veteran’s Will Be Admitted FREE!!!  General Public Admission:  $2 adults & $1 children.  Native American Food & Craft Vendors Will Be Available  Bring lawn chairs. No tents with walls permitted.  Handmade in the USA items.  Still seeking sponsors for this event.  If you are interested in sponsoring any or all parts of this event please contact Christina Thrasher at the number listed above.  Sponsor: “The Peoples Nation” Muskingum River Red Tail Hawk. Village & Boy Scout Troop 222 & Turquoise Spirit Native American Store. Proceeds will be used to host future Powwows in Washington County

Noah Armstrong:  740-236-2007 (7pm—10pm Monday—Friday)

Christina Thrasher   740-525-7588
115 Laurel Ridge Road, Lowell, OH  45744

July 22 - 27, 2008
Keepers Traditional Powwow
Moore Park, 400 N Hiawatha Avenue, Pipestone, MN

Concert Friday night at the Performing Arts Center

Bud or Rona Johnston   507 825 3734
PO Box 24, Pipestone, MN  56164

July 24, 2008
Native American Celebration in the Park
Liberty Park, 900 So. 700 E., Salt Lake City, UT

This event brings together over 50,000 people on this state holiday in Utah.  Included is a competitive powwow with dancers from throughout the western US, with a vast array of arts and crafts and food vendors, including a children's storytelling area and multicultural stage featuring a headliner band and ending the night with fireworks.

Cal Nez  801-533-9503
320 W. 200 So. Suite 170B, Salt Lake City, UT  84101

July 25 - 26 , 2008
Anishnabe Traditonnal Powwow
Vald'or, Quebec, Canada

"Gathering of all races of the 4 directions"

Marlene Jerome  819-736-4501
1026, Blvd Cicip, Lac Simon, Quebec, Canada J0Y 3M0

July 25 - 27 2008
All Nations Green Corn Festival & Gathering
Bland County Fairgrounds, Bland, VA

MC Ric Byrd, Arena Director TBA; Lead Male Dancer Cody Wolf; Lead Female Dancer Libby Wolf Host Drum: Bird Chopper. All Dancers and Traditional Drums welcome. Native American Arts, Crafts, Storytelling, Special Programs. Special Appearance National POW-MIA-KIA Traveling Memorial. In Celebration of Bland County American Indian Heritage Weekend, to Benefit Wolf Creek Indian Village & Museum.

Penny Plummer   276-688-3438
6394 N Scenic HWY, Bastian, VA 24314

July 26 - 27, 2008
Gagaguwon Powwow
Old Orchard Campground Oscoda MI

Traditional powwow held annually the last full weekend in July.

Joe Ireland  989-739-1994
Weir Rd, Oscoda, Michigan  48750



August 1 - 3, 2008
Kamloopa Powwow
29th Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Guaranteed Prize Payout: $63,500

Zoey  (250) 828-9782
331-345 Yellowhead Hwy, Kamloops
British Columbia Canada V2H 1H1

August 9 - 10, 2008
Kictertetan Kitorosowino Traditional Powwow
Manawan, Quebec, Canada

Reginald Flamand  819-971-1202
100 Irinatikw Street, Manawan, Quebec  j0k 1mo

August 9 - 10, 2008

Teaching our Youth Yethirohonnyen:ni no Nithotiyonsas
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON Canada
Host Drum: Black River; Guest Host Drum: Agwa Gumii/batchewanna bay; Water Drums: Tyendinaga and Akwesasne; MC: Don Waboose; Arena Director: Jim McCue; Eagle Staff Carrier: Tom Cowie.  Hoop Dancers, Smoke Dancers, special water drun social Saturday evening.  Admission $5. Seniors and childen 12 and under free. for more information:

Sarah Brown   613-967-3603
RR1, Tyendinga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, Canada K0K 1X0

August 12 - 14, 2008
Dakota Dunes Casino Powwow
Whitecap Dakota First Nation Sports Grounds

The Dakota Dunes Casino is located on the historical Whitecap First Nation, 20 minutes south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Located on a hilltop at the height of the South Saskatchewan River Valley Basin, the Dakota Dunes Casino offers a magnificent view to go with top-notch entertainment. The beautiful Vegas-style casino is sure to wow visitors from all over the world.

Dakota Dunes Casino   306-667-6400
Highway 219 20 minutes South of Saskatoon
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  Z123123  Canada

August 15 - 17, 2008

25th Anishnawbe Keeshigun Powwow

Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay Ontario

Competition powwow.  Entertainment

Ann Magiskan
Native Heritage Program Officer
(807) 473 2335     (807) 473 2327


August 15 - 17, 2008
Red Hawks Gathered Nations City of King Powwow
King Fairgrounds, 436 South Main St., King,  NC  27021

We invite you to join us for our 3rd annual gathered nations "honor our veterans" powwow. Participants from many tribes and nations. Veterans ceremony held daily, four traditional drum groups, the Allegheny River Indian dancers and over 12 different styles of powwow dances. Native speakers, historians, storytellers and flute players will be present. Our American Indian artist's and crafter's give live demonstrations. Native food, shopping, live war ponies and various raffles including a teepee raffle.

Lance Red Hawk   (336) 985-3837
P. O Box  297, Pinnacle, NC  27043

August 15 - 17, 2008
42nd Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Traditional Powwow
Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds, Onamia, MN

Host Drum: Mizhadwad.  Emcee: Larry Smallwood "Amik"
Arena Director: Robert Kegg.

Vendor Contact: Robert Thompson (320) 532-7841

Freedom Porter   (320) 532-7496
43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN  56359

August 16 - 17, 2008
American Indian Council 26th Annual Traditional Powwow
Boone Co. 4 H Fair Grounds Exit # 138 I-65 North, Indianapolis, IN

A tribute to George and Sydney Martin, for their many years of service to the Indian community. Host Motel, Quality Inn, 765-482-0500, special powwow rate. Head Dancers, Bill and Stephanie Smith, Camping available on fair grounds.

Arla Spears   317-243-8775
Po Box4275, Indianapolis, IN  46242


August 22 - 24 2008
Homecoming Powwow
George Gordon First Nation,

Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada
Host drums:  Northern Cree and Grey Buffalo. Two singing contests $30,000 in prize money. Memorial singing contest $5000 total. All drums invited

George Gordon Band Office   306 835 2232
George Gordon First Nation Reserve
Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada  soa3co

August 22 - 24 2008
Baltimore American Indian Center 34th Annual Powwow
Patterson Park,  Baltimore MD

Native American Dancing ,Crafts And Native American Food

Baic   410-675-3535
135.Broadway Ave., Baltimore MD  21205


August 22 - 24, 2008
Native American Assoc. Festival & Contest Powwow
Granger Park, 3600 West 3500 South, West Valley City, UT

10th Native American Association Festival & Contest Powwow

(10 miles southwest of downtown Salt Lake City)
Host Drum:   Eagle Creek Singers,  Kayenta, Arizona; Head Singer: Javis Redhouse; Emcee: David BrownEagle, Spokane, WA; Arena Director:Alex O. Shepherd, Cedar City, UT; Spiritual Leader, Robert Taylor Sr., Kearns, UT; Head Judge:   Rios Pacheco, Brigham City,  UT; PA Sound System provided by Bear Sound System. Everyone Welcome.  Drummers and public bring your own chairs. No camping available. Food & Crafts, Gourd Dancing, FREE: Children 6 years and under, Seniors 62 years and over. Drum day pay is $50.00 per session to first 7 registered drums who don’t place or participate in the drum contest. Drums must be setup, registered and be present for drum row call to quality for payment.

Harry James Sr. (801) 955-1089
Or E-Mail:
Vendor info:  Chrishel James, (801) 955-1089

P. O. Box 701778, West Valley City, UT  84170-1778

August 23 - 24, 2008

3rd Fort Yargo Intertribal Powwow

Fort Yargo State Park Winder, Georgia

Head Man:  TBA; Host Drum: Grandfather Strongheart; Head Veteran: Smitty Smith; MC: Gary Smith; AD: Charlie Hannah.  Indian Foods, Native American Crafts & Arts, Education Programs.Guest drums and dancers welcome.  Fort Yargo State Park has a $ 3 per day vehicle parking fee. Special Guest.  Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Craft, Flutist, Demonstrators, Vendors, Food, Auction.  Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.  Volunteers now needed.  Primitive Camping Available for Dancers and Vendors.

Larry at 770-823-7650 or Robin at 706-969-3245


August 23 - 24, 2008
United Cherokee Nation Gathering
Bluffcreek Park, Philcamble, AL

Sponsored by the The United Cherokee Nation (UCN).

Over 100 camp sites on first come first serve basis. full hook ups
$100.00 booth fee. Head Drum: Cherokee Road Singers

All drums welcome. Head Lady Dancer: Wolf Woman; Head Man Dancer: White Feather.  Flute players needed.

Chief Rabbit Riddle   205-489-5406
Lonnie Strickland  205-993-4417

411 County Road 55, Haleyville, AL.35565

August 30 - 31, 2008

Bandera 4th Annual Intertribal Powwow

Bandera TX 


August 30 - 31, 2008

23rd Kee-Boon-Mein Kaa Powwow

Rodgers Lake Road, Dowagaic, MI 49047

"Celebrating the Huckleberry Harvest" Contest Powwow

Hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians  

Dance Contest, Hand Drum Special, Great Lakes Old Style traditional Special.  Free Admission. Host Drum: Smokey Town; Invited Drums:

Whitefish Jr, MI, Buffalo Horse, WI, Ribbon Town, MI; Master of Ceremony.Leonard Malatare, IL; Head Vet: Duce Miller, MI; Head Male Dancer: Will Hedgepeth; Head Female Dancer: Paula Hedgpeth

Head Male Jr Dancer: Aaron Martin; Head Female Jr Dancer: Crystal Morseau; Head Male Dance Judge: Nigel Schuyler, MI; Head Female Dance Judge: Marie Dreaver, MI; Arena Director: Steve Oldman Sr, MI

American Indian Vendors Only

Teresa Magnuson: 517-712-5581

Rhonda Shingwauk: 269-782-0887


August 30 - September 1, 2008
3rd Thunder Heart Village York City Powwow
Kiwanis Lake Park,  Pennsyvania at Parkway Blvd. York PA

Host Drum: Iroquois Thunderheart; Guest Drum: Morning Star; Head Male Dancer, Roy “Dancing Two Bears"; Head Female Dancer: Teresa “Running Deer”, MC: Don Hockenberry; Arena Director: Cris StandingBear.  The Dog and Pony Show Appearing.  Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors. Proceeds to benefit All Nations Youth Camp. Guest Drums welcome but please contact us first. Camping for Vendors and Dancers only.  Vendors by Invitation only, but may call us prior. Directions from Harrisburg – Rt. 83 S. to George St. Exit. Follow George St. to Rt. 30 West. Follow to Pennsylvania Ave. (On left by Burger King) turn left Follow Signs
Directions from Lancaster – Rt. 30 West to Pennsylvania Ave. (on left by Burger King) Turn left and follow signs. Directions from Maryland – RT. 83 N to George St. Exit. Follow George St. through town, Cross over the bridge (Armory on Right) 2nd traffic light turn left follow signs.

Marty LittleCrow  717-637-2548
Pine Rd, York, PA  17404


August 30 - September 1, 2008

3rd Rock, Rattle and Drum Powwow

Spirit on the Mountain Music Festival

Eastover Resort and Conference Center
430 East Street, Lenox, MA
Bill Miller to perform Saturday
Indigenous" will perform Sunday
Jefferson Starship to perform Monday

Multi-generational, family friendly, American Indian Powwow and music festival celebrating new ideas, community activism, eco-awareness, spiritual wisdom, and harmony though music. Children’s peace village, camping, lodging, llama hikes, buffalo and all. American Indian singers, dancers, drummers and storytellers. American Indian vendors, contemporary native arts, crafts and workshops, children’s arts and crafts demonstrations, and a special American Indian Art Market.

MC: Aaron Athey, Mohegan; Host Drum: Red Blanket; Honor Drum: Rez Dogs; Lakota Honor Guard. Honored Guests: James Etsitty Jr, Navajo Medicine Man and Mary Blackmountain, Navajo Medicine Woman. All Drums and Dancers welcome. Regional musical performers: Rev Tor, Bobby Sweet, Tony Lee Thomas,  Domino Theory, James Durst, Xavier, Ras Moon and Monsoon, Gaia Roots, Wintergreen, Lulu and the Shoemakers, Mary Verdi, Juan Basilio Sanchez & Trio Hispanico, Berkshire Bateria, KDZ Drummers, Wakarusa, Linda Worster,  Justin Hillman, Robin O’Herin, Vicky True, Terry a la Berry, and David Grover, and others will perform for both children and adults. A “Tree of Liberty” tree planting ceremony will close the powwow. A special children’s village with tipis, and a healing teepee. Roger the Jester, Dr. Marmalade, Johnny the Magician and many others will perform for children. To reserve a campsite or a room at Eastover please call 413-637-0625 or 800-822-2386. Admission and camping is free for dancers and drum groups. Produced by Healing Winds, Humanity in Concert, Dalton Depot Presents, and  the Eastover Resort and Conference Center in association with The Berkshire Eagle’s Newspaper in Education Foundation.
Colonial Theatre Box office at 413-997-4444.
Healing Winds: 518-733-9227.
Eastover Resort and Conference Center: 413-637-0625


September: 5 - 7 2008

Wolf Creek Cherokee Intertribal Powwow

Rotary Field, Stuart, VA  off of Hwy 58 W

Come enjoy some of the finest Native American Entertainers 

here in the Southwestern part of Virginia in the heart of the Blue

Ridge Mountains. Host motel available: call for information.

Drums,Vendors and Entertainers

Littlewolf 276-340-5571 or 276-694-7723


September 5 - 7, 2008

Traditional Gathering & 19th Annual Powwow
5459 Sycuan Rd. El Cajon, CA  92019 Sycuan Indian Reservation

Powwow dancing and contesting for all ages over 125,00.00 pay out's $1000.00 1st. place Dance winner. Drum contest and Peon games and Bird Singing and Bird Dancing contest and hand drum contest.    
Arlene Galvan   619-445-7776
5459 Sycuan Rd., El Cajon, CA  90219


September 5 - 7, 2008
22nd Indian Summer Festival & Competition Powwow
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee's Lakefront, WI

Powwow Prize Monies Total Over $50,000. Hours: Friday-Ed Day 9AM-3PM; Public 4PM-Midnight. Saturday-Noon-Midnight; Sunday-10AM-11AM Prayer Ceremony; Public 11AM-10PM. Admission: Adults $12 (see Website for Advance $10 Ticket Sellers); Elders $10 (60 yrs.&up); Children 12&under Free. Fri-Education Day 9AM-3PM. Sat-Music Awards (ISMA). Scholarship Awards. Sun-10AM Prayer Ceremony. Dylan's Run for Autism. Festival Highlights: Traditional & Contemporary Entertainment, Natural Path Area (Health/Herbs), Juried Fine Art, Cultural Craft Demonstrations, Marketplace, Traditional Foods, Lacrosse, Authentic Tribal Villages, Storytellers, Fireworks.

Indian Summer Office  414-604-1000
10809 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 101, West Allis, WI  53227

September 5 - 7, 2008
14th Annual Precious Sunset Powwow
Recreation Point Campgrounds, Bass Lake,  CA

Womens gathering before the powwow weekend. Hand Drum Contest Drum contest, contest dancing, host ND: wild horse, SD: Red Buffalo.

Orie Medicinebull  559-855-2705
30290 Auberry Road, Prathern, CA  93651

September 6 - 7, 2008

Aurora's 9th American Indian Powwow and Family Festival
Aurora High School, 109 West Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH 44022

M.C. – Hank Houghtaling; Head Female Dancer – Karen McGahan;     Head Male Dancer – Glen “Ten Bucks” McGahan; Head Veteran Dancer – Russ Moore; Host Drum – Red Bird; Second Drum – Elk Trail; Arena Director – Jimmy Meers. Indian legends regarding the constellations told in a traveling planetarium; hands-on workshops making beaded bracelets and corn husk dolls; Demonstrations on woodcarving of totem pole replicas and drum making; Talk on Ohio Indians (Saturday and Sunday mornings only); Museum exhibit on Pacific Northwest, Desert Southwest, Woodlands, and Great Plains Indians; Tipi tours; Flute player; 50-50 Raffle; Auctions; Food; and  Vendors; and more
Kulture Kids: 216-371-2867

September 6 - 7, 2008

WTNAA Exhibition Powwow

Lubbock TX 



September 6 - 7, 2008

16th Annual Four Winds Powwow

South W.S. Young St, Civic Center, Killeen, TX

Saturday 11am - 9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm   grand entry at 1pm both days and 6pm (Sat)    Multi-cultural show at 4pm Sat. with Aztec, Filipino, and Hawaiian Dancers as well as flute.

Phil Stucker 254-423-1846

293 Falcon Lane, Kempner, TX  76539

September 12 - 13, 2008
North American Indian Alliance
Butte Civic Center-Butte, Montana

Melbert Eaglefeathers  (406) 782-0461
55 E. Galena, Butte, Montana  59701

September 12 - 14, 2008
Spruce Pine Powwow
Hwy 226 South Spruce Pine, NC

Third annual powwow. Native storytellers and demonstrators. Music by N A M Y award nominee. 20 Native craft and food vendors. Luck of the draw money for registered dancers ($5 fee). Free camping for dancers and vendors. Camp feed Thur., Fri., and Sat. nite. Hours: Fri. and Sat. 9 to 9 and Sun. 9 to 5. Admission donation: $5 for Adults and $2 for Children. Friday is Kids Day. Directions: From Asheville, take US19E to Spruce Pine to Hwy 226. Turn right on Hwy 226 South. Go 2 miles to 12513 South Hwy 226. The Powwow is behind music, jewelry, and loan.. From Marion, take Hwy 226 North. Follow it to the Blue Ridge Parkway (Exit 331). Go under the Parkway and go 2 miles to the powwow on the right behind Music, Jewelry, and Loan.

Mabel Benjamin  813-765-3073
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC  28777


September 19 - 21, 2008
Fort Hamby Powwow
Fort Hamby Park, Wilkesboro, NC

Second annual Powwow. This is an educational powwow. Any one wishing to help will be appreciated. Native storytellers and demonstrators and craft vendors, dancing, drumming, singing, tee pee demonstration, flint knapping, pipe carving, etc.. The powwow will be at the swim area and the educational part will be at the Forest Edge Amphitheater. Free performance by Dave Trezak on Saturday nite after the powwow activities.   Hours: Friday and Saturday 9-9 and Sunday 9-5. The park opens at 8:00 AM and the vendors will open at 8:30. The powwow will start at 9AM and will switch off with the educational events about every hour and a half. Schedules will be available  about two weeks before the event. 6 miles North of Wilkesboro, N.C. on US 421 at Mile Post 293. Turn south on South Recreation Road to the park entrance. There is a $1.00 park a fee and admission donation of $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Children. Friday is Kids Day (children  get in for $1.00). We are a 501 c 3 corporation and all donations will receive a legal tax write off receipt.

Mabel Benjamin   813-765-3073
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

September 19 - 21, 2008

Spiritbirds 3rd Annual Fall Friendship Powwow
Stull Road off Route 29, Noxen, PA

September 19 is set up day. Non-competition dancing, drumming, crafts, food, storytelling, free camping. All drums welcome. Saturday Pot Luck Dinner. Pets allowed on leash. No generator noise after 11:00 unless medically needed.

Murphy Hislop  570-639-1819 or 570-240-1798 cell
16 Pall Road, Hunlock Creek, PA  18621


September 20 - 21, 2008

Eagle Mountain Annual Powwow

Springtown TX


September 20 - 21, 2008

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX


September 20 - 21, 2008

Annual TIHA Fall Powwow

Burnet TX


September 20 - 21, 2008
14th Gathering of Nations Traditional Powwow
Leroy Jackson Park, Ridgecrest, CA

Four Winds Inter-tribal Council's

Free Admission and free parking  for all. Many vendors selling Native American food and arts & crafts. No sale of sweet grass, sage, tobacco, or cedar allowed. This is a sobriety event.

Little Deer Durvin   760-446-3414
713 W. Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest  CA  93555

September 25 - 28, 2008
18th National/International Native American Indian Alcoholics Anonymous Convention
Albuquerque,  New Mexico

Speaker meetings, old timers meeting, Saturday night banquet, talking circles, al-anon brunch, social powwow, 24 hour marathon meetings.

Marie   605-747-5756
P.O. Box 1643, Sioux Falls, SD  57101
September 26 - 28, 2008
13th Annual Gathering of the People Powwow
VCCC-10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN 47805

September 26 Education Day.  (Schools by reservation 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, public welcome after 2:00). September 27 and 28, 2008.
Everyone Welcome- Gates open at 10:00 a Grand Entry 1:00 pm both days. Head Man Dancer: Walt Penn; Head Lady Dancer: Kay Witt;
Head Veteran: George Reiter MC: Cedar Heart Arena Director: Larry Penrose; Host Drum: Kingfisher Co-Host Drum: TBA; Tomahawk throwing demonstrations by Steve Witt; Native Storytelling by Bonnie Turtlefoot. Visit a Native American Village.  All Dancers Welcome! Public Admission $4.00 Children 9 and under free.  Free Parking.

Steve Witt or Mark Blann  812-877-3279
10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN  47805

September 26 - 27, 2008
Red Rock Contest Powwow
Panguitch, UT

Head Staff: Host Northern Drum: Cliff Eagle Singers, Salt Lake City, Utah. Host Southern Drum: Gray Hawk, Provo, Utah. MC: Winston Mason, Mandan/Hidatsa. AD: Alex O. Shepherd, Cedar City, Utah
Spiritual Leader: LeRoy Spotted Eagle, Southern Paiute. Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors and Contest Pow Wow. Everyone Welcome!

Roxanne Harris  435-676-8398
50 East 900 North, Panquitch, UT  84435


September 27 - 28, 2008
30th Annual C.O.T.R.A.I.C Powwow
120 Charles Street, Dorseyville, PA
Powwow goes on rain or shine. Singing, Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Native Foods and Demonstrations.  Vendors Wanted, except food vendors.
Lisa Morales    412-782-4457
120 Charles Street, Dorseyville, PA  15238


September 26 - 28, 2008

9th Annual Buffalo River Powwow

Airport Ridge Road, Linden, TN

Limited to 17 vendors. $50 to $100  Food Vendor $150  Electricity included. Camping available. 

Ray or Sharron Benge,  931-589-9628

Spotted Horse Trading Co.

1690 Airport Rd, Linden, TN 37096-4012


September 27 - 28, 2008
Crying Eagle Village 4th Annual Native American Powwow
3000 McCartney Rd. (Rt. 422) Youngstown, Ohio. 44505

4th Annual Native American Powwow and Heritage Festival to honor our nations veterans. This event is free to the public

Twospirit  330-782-8289
2688 Cooper St., Youngstown, Ohio  44502

September 27 - 28, 2008
9th Annual Permian Basin Inter-Tribal Powwow
Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Odessa, TX

Master of Ceremony - Tim Harjo, Ada, OK; Head Man Dancer - Robert Soto, McAllen, TX; Head Lady Dancer - Betty Russell, McAllen, TX
Arena Director - Steve Zavala, San Antonio, TX; Host Southern Drums - Ramblin' Rose, Mescalero, NM and Otter Trail, Carnegie, OK; Host Northern Drum - Eagle Point/Robert Bass, Austin, TX
Host Hotel MCM Grandé.
James Silvester, Powwow Chair  432- 770-2610
P.O. Box 1712, Odessa, TX  79760       



October 1- 3, 2008

Tama Inter-Tribal Harvest Powwow 2008
Tama Tribal Town, Fred Collins Road., Whigham, GA

Honoring Family From Generation To Generation. Hosted by Muskogee Vocational Rehabilitation with the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe. Everyone Welcome!!! Native American Crafts, Native American Foods, inter-Tribal Dancing, Native American Music. Blue grass & Gospel Music. Contact the Lower Muskogee Creek, 107 Tall Pine Dr., Whigham, GA 39897

229-762-3165  or 229-762-3169


October 4, 2008

5th Annual Natchez Trace Powwow
4121 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN

All dancers and drums welcome! Dancers in full regalia register for Luck of the Draw money!  Guest Drums -- Tanasi Thunder Singers
April Cantrell  615-599-7347

October 4 - 5, 2008
Big Springs Intertribal Gathering
Northwest Park, Cedartown, GA

Head Drum: DogRiver. Head Man: Harry Drigger.   All dancers and drums welcome. Head Lady: Mary Drigger. Jr Head Man: Eddie Harper
Jr Head Lady: Cheyenne Davis; M.C. Charles Lahay. Host Motel: Holiday Inn*Kay Wallace for special rates 770-749 0006. Sunday, 9 a.m. Memorial walk to the Big Springs. Prayer services for the 170th Trail of Tears anniversary.  Unveiling of  markers denoting the Big Springs as an official site of the Trail of Tears. everyone is welcome to walk or to be at the springs for the celebration and historic event.

Jerry Stroup   770-748-8816
104 Wilkes Ct., Cedartown, GA 30125

October 4 - 5, 2008
34th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Thomas Square, Honolulu, HI

Host: American Indian Pow Wow Association (“AIPA”) Free event featuring dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts, and food.  A non-competition powwow.  Host Drum: Blackfoot A-1 Club, from Alberta, Canada; Head Staff:  Head Man Dancer, Joe Hacker (Rosebud Lakota); Head Woman Dancer, Cindy Dawson (Dine/Apache); Master of Ceremonies, John Dawson (San Carlos Apache); and Arena Director Tom Rowland (Oglala Lakota).   Guest drums include:  808NDNZ, an intertribal drum from Oahu, Hunter's Moon from the Big Island of Hawaii and the Wildhorse Singers from Southern California. There are ample volunteer opportunities for those who want to help with the pow wow—no experience required. 
Teuila Collins  808-497-7279
Native Winds, 1152 Koko Head Ave., #202
Honolulu, HI 96816
Native Winds (808) 734-8018

October 9 - 12, 2008
Tannehill Indian Festival
Tannehill Stables, 22975 Eastern Valley Road, McCalla, AL

All Nations Warrior Society, Cherokee, NC. Loretta Weaver, Head Lady; Smitty Smith, Head Man.  All drums and dancers are welcome.  Limited primitive camping available onsite for participants.
Ronald Firehawk Headley  205-477-0522
12792 Edgewood Drive, McCalla,  AL  35111


October 10 - 13, 2008

Falling Leaves Intertribal Gathering and Powwow

The Eagle’s Nest of Alabama

552 Crocket Road, Samson, AL

7 miles south-southwest of Samson, Alabama & 24 miles north of DeFuniak Springs, FL.  Friday, October 10th – Education/Kids Day – 9 AM – 12 Noon. GRAND ENTRY – 1 PM – “Honoring the Creator”. Saturday, October 11th Exhibition Dancing – 9:30 AM – 12 Noon. GRAND ENTRY – 1 PM – “Honoring Our Veterans”. Sunday, October 12th Exhibition Dancing– 9:30 AM – 12 Noon. GRAND ENTRY – 1 PM – “Honoring Our Elders”. Monday, October 13th Exhibition Dancing– 9:30 AM – 12 Noon. GRAND ENTRY – 1 PM – “Honoring Our Ancestors”.  Nightly Trading Blanket – 6:30 PM. Emcee: Jamie “Spirit Warrior” Nemeth. Arena Director C.J. Phillips. Host Drum The Descendents, Crawfordville, FL. Head Man     Dave White Wolf, Biloxi, MS. Head Lady    Vetta Stomping Butterfly, Fountain, FL. Color Guard  Seven Rivers Warrior Society. Security Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama. Native Crafts, food, and music. All Drums, Dancers and Veterans Welcome! Blanket Dance daily for visiting drums.  Special appearances by: “Thunder” the Bald Eagle, and Storyteller Grandma Coyote. Bring the whole family and blankets or chairs. FREE Primitive camping will be available, though a donation is appreciated. Extremely limited electric service available around the dance circle and drum arbor. Admission: Free, though a donation is appreciated! Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donations to aid the area’s Veterans, Service Members and their families in need! New, unwrapped toys will also be collected for needy Native American Indian Children.

Teresa or Bill @ (334) 360-1106

486 Crocket Road, Samson, AL 36477


October 11 - 12, 2008
Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, FL

Free: parking and admission, primitive camping. Saturday 9:00 am until ?. Sunday 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Vendors, flutemakers, Native American style arts and crafts, jewelry, blankets, Painted Ponies, Native American food, Native American style leather clothing, etc. Nonstop entertainment all week-end: flute and didge players, singers, dancers, story tellers, singing bowls, etc. Authentic Creek Indian village, trails along the river, "American Indian Christian Circle" Sunday at closing. A grassroots gathering in the country just 5 miles from town. Motels close by.

Dock Green Silverhawk  813-754-8990
12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City, FL  33525

October  11 - 12, 2008
11th W.P.N.A.A. Native American Day Gathering
Cedar Creek Park, Rte 51, North of I-70 near Belle Vernon, PA

Gates open at 10 A.M. Grand Entry both days at 12 P.M. Saturday until 6 P.M., Sunday until 5 P.M. Public Welcome - Free Admission.
Vendor set-up Friday, October 10 after 9 A.M.

Clara Gockel   724-523-8724
115 12th Street, Jeannette, PA  15644

October 11 - 12, 2008
Native American Heritage Festival
Columbia Consolidated Fire Department 8-7 

Native American Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Food, flute playing, Living History Village horse back riding and more. MC: Frank LittleBear. Head Dancers: Erik Johnson & Carol Lewis. Drums by invitation. Host: Little Horse Singers. Guest: Little Red Tail Singers. Dancers, drummers & vendors will be fed. Camping available on site. Hotels close  by. Few vending spots available.  Open to public.

Frank LittleBear   717-244-5670
10th Street, Columbia, PA  17512

October 11 - 12, 2008
Native Dance and Friendship Festival
Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area,

1268 Palisades Drive, Leesport, PA
Western Powwow and Eastern Social Dancing. Grand Entry 12 noon both days. Morningstar Drum, New Generations Drum. Allegany River Indian Dancers, Hoop dancer.  MC Bill Crouse, Storyteller Dovie Thomason, Allen Cleveland (flutist). Native Games with Public participation.  Indian Market, Native Artists and Craftspeople, Food. Educational Tent, handicapped accessible. 10am-6pm admission: adults $6. Children (6-12) $3. Under 6 free. Free Parking.

Russ George   315-677-0188
P.O.Box 382 Onondaga Reservation, Nedrow, NY  13120

October 11 - 12, 2008
21st Annual American Indian Gathering
Community College of Beaver Co.  College Dome, Monaca, PA

Head Dancers:  Tom & Sue Taylor; Whipman: Jeff "JB" Brumbaugh;
MC: Hank Houghtaling; Host Drum: MacKenzie River; Head Singer: Dean Hugebeck. Special Attractions: Earl Shriver- Birds of Prey; Live Demonstrations; Craft Contest; Special "People's Choice" Award; Traders by Invitation Only

John Goberish   724-775-8561  Ext 156
1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA  15061

October 11, 2008

Temple 2008 Intertribal Powwow

Temple TX  


October 18, 2008

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



October 17 - 18

Sound of Thunder

Weatherford TX


October 17- 19, 2008
Rotunda Powwow & Children's Festival
4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Professional Champion dancers, Native performances by Native artists, Aztec dancers, Native food, vendors, children's activities on Friday from 10am-2:30pm. Grand Entry 1pm Sat & Sun. Open from 10am-9pm.
Native Nations Drum. Flute Player. Hoop Dancer. Special performances by Akisha Wi. Parking lot across the street. Adults: $6  Children: $3.

Vaughnda Hilton    (215) 472-9996
241 South 55th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19139


October 18 - 19, 2008
15th Annual Land of Falling Waters Traditional Powwow
Parkside Middle School, 2400 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI

"Honoring All Nations Elders".  Doors open at 10:00 am both days.
Grand Entries are Sat. Oct 18 at 1:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm,  Sun. Oct 19 at 1:00 pm only. Storytelling, Arts and Crafts, Drumming and Singing, Intertribal dancing. Display of crafts, birch bark, copper making, Artist Randy Endicott from Kansas, Movies, Inconvenient Truth, In the Light of Reverence, The Pink Shawl Project and much more. Look for the Children Corner. FreeElders Raffle of hand made blankets. Much to see and do.

Linda L Cypret Kilbourne  269-781-6409
23225 H Drive North, Marshall, MI  49068

October 24 - 25, 2008

19th Annual South Texas (Way South) Powwow

Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave, McAllen TX

Sponsor: South Texas Indian Dancers Association

Head Man Dancer - Mike Russell, Mission, TX; Head Lady Dancer -Orena Monahan, San Jose, CA; MC - Gary Kodaseet (Kiowa) Oklahoma City, OK; Arena Director - Bob Woolery  (Cherokee Osage) Sedalia, MO; Head Gourd Dancer - Frank Padrone (White Mountain Apache), Johnson City, TX; Southern Drum - South Wind - Robert Zuffante, Head Singer, St Louis, MO; Northern Drum - Eagle Point - Robert Bass, Head Singer, Austin, TX. Special appearance by Actor Uzziel Martinez, a Yaqui Indian from Los Angeles, CA performing his one-act play called "A Comanche Remembers".  14 vendors

Robert Soto (956) 686-6696 or Betty Russell (956) 205-2344.

1913 Camellia Ave.
McAllen, TX  78501


October 24 - 26, 2008
Nomee Family Powwow

CD'A Casino, Usk, WA
Milton Nomee   509-445-5014
Box 11, Usk, WA  99180


October 31- November 2, 2008

The American Indian Association of Millington's Fall Powwow

USA Stadium in Millington, TN.

Friday (Kid's Day) 10:00am - 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Grand Entry 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Grand Entries Noon & 7:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Grand Entry 1:00 pm. Admission prices: Adults - $5.00; Seniors (55 & over) - $4.00; Children (6-12) - $3.00; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts in uniform and Active Duty Military with ID - Free. Head Man - Jason Thigpen, Cherokee; Head Lady - Kim Bugg, Oneida; Emcee - Clint Green, Oneida; Arena Director - Doug Blanford, Creek; Host Drum - Jimmy Reeder; Head Gourd Dancer - Bill Seagraves. All dancers and drums welcome. Everyone admitted free on Friday between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. No drugs, firearms or alcohol permitted.  Craft Booth Vendor fee (10x10) $100. Food Vendor fee $200.

Jimmie Thigpen 901-251-1519.




November 1, 2008

Austin Powwow

Austin TX



November 1, 2008

6th Traditional Powwow: Along the Owashtinong
The Public Museum of West Michigan

Head Vet George Martin; Headman Dan Bissell; Headlady Elizabeth Caldwell-Bissell; MC Derek Bailey; Host Drums Ribbon Town

The Public Museum  616.456.3977
272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

November 6 - 9, 2008

Cherokee Homecoming Festival

Gordon County Fairgrounds, Calhoun, Georgia

Cherokees return to their ancestral home at New Echota. Organized by a grassroots group know as Dragonfly Promotions. Cherokee Homecoming Festival


November 6 - 9, 2008
9th Annual Stone Mountain Powwow and Indian Festival
Atlanta , GA

Contest Powwow with 50 juried artists. Anyone with proper regalia can dance. All Drums welcome to compete.  Festival also feature indigenous life skills, flint knapping, Dutch Oven cok camps, and living history tipi village.

Linda Whittington   770-498-5690
 P.O. Box 778, Stone Mountain, GA  30086


November 7 - 9 2008

10th Heart of American Indian Ctr Veterans Day Powwow

Kansas City Kansas Community College Field house
7520 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS

Come Honor and dance with our Veterans.  Head Man: Zach Morris—McLoud, Oklahoma; Head Lady: Angel Talawyma—Kansas City, Missouri; Head Gourd: Oscar Dudley—Eldon, Missouri; Head Singer: Alex Esau—Independence, Missouri; Master of Ceremonies: Jerry Smith—Fenton, Missouri; Arena Director: Jerrald Braiuca— Raytown, Missouri. All specials must be arranged with Arena Director.  All Drums welcome. Bring in a non-perishable food item and be entered to win a Pendleton Blanket. One entry per item—limit 5 items. Drawing on Sunday—You do not have to be present to win. Native American Art Vendors— Indian Fry Bread And Foods— Raffles— Fun for the whole family. Bring Your Own Chairs. Vendors by invitation only—Vendor setup will begin at 4 PM Friday afternoon.

Jerrald Braiuca (816) 729-6159
Heart of America Indian Center

600 west 39th - Kansas City, Missouri


November 8 - 9, 2008
9th Annual Clearfield Veterans Day Powwow
Clearfield Middle School,  602 Mill Road, Clearfield, PA

Northern Traditions:2 dance sessions on Saturday 11/8/08. Grand entry @ 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. 1 dance session on Sunday 11/9/08 Grand entry @ 12:30 p.m. Host Drum:  Morning Star Singers;
Invited Drums: MacKenzie River Singers, Red Bird Singers, Four Winds Singers, & Yellow Thunder Singers.  (all other drums welcome:  please call first) MC:  Rich Williams; Head Lady:  Brianna Burke; Head Man:  Nicky Belle; Head Veteran: Ron Jamieson; Whip men:  Dave Coleman & John Shimmel; AD:  Greg Hester. Sunday will also feature the Giant Craft Contest @ 9:30 a.m. and the Presentation of the Clearfield Crafters Guild Lillian Kane Award of Excellence. The Famous "Clearfield Chinese Auction" will also be in place on Sat & Sun. for door prizes.

Taylor   724-693-0549
406 Clinton Avenue Extension, Oakdale, PA  15071

November 11, 2008

Veterans Gathering

Totem Hall, Squamish Nation, Canada
Alex Wells, a Traditional Dancer - World Champion Hoop Dancer From the Lil'wat Nation. Spirit of Dancing. Eagle feathers to all dancers and drummers and community, who gave time to honor our veterans so we can have peace in our World.  Eagle Feathers to the traditional Host Drum for your songs. Also to Roseanne George and Family for cooking the feast we were fed well. Eagle feathers to Donna Billy and Chief Alana Andrews and Elders for supporting us throughout the day. To our Sponsors Greg Gardner and Squamish Nation. And my Gabriel Family.  Totem Hall Workers. Eagle feather Thank you. 

Swanamia - Diana Billy



November 15, 2008

Houston Powwow

Houston TX 



November 15, 2008

5th Learning the Traditions

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio TX 

210- 736-3702

November 15, 2008

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



November 15 - 16, 2008
German Powwow
Native American Pow Wow with Guest from Arizona, Oklahoma and many other Tribes. Local Native Aficionados will join in to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The Flute Keeper  (0049) 15226384390
Geschwister-Scholl-Schule - Schreberstraße 37-39
Kaiserslautern, Germany 67657

November 21 - 23 2008
Pahrump Powwow
Petrack Park, Hwy 160 $ Basin, Pahrump NV

Competition powwow.

Paula Elefante  775-209-3444
PO Box 854, Pahrump,  NV  89041


November 21, 2008 Saturday
17th Austin Powwow - American Heritage Festival
Tony Burger Center 3200 Jones Road, Austin, TX

Largest Powwow in Texas. Free Admission 

Linda   513-371-0628
3200 Jones Rd., Austin, Texas  78703

November 28 - 30, 2008
13th Annual Tangipohoa Thanksgiving Powwow
21544 Hwy 190 E. Hammond, La. 70401

Contest Pow-wow All Categories. Special Contests Men's Fancy - Traditional and Woman's Fancy Shawl - Southern Buckskin. Flute Contest as well as Storytelling Contest. CHEROKEE STOMP DANCE with Wade Blevins. Flute Concert by Gerry Walkstall, Storytelling by Deborah Manystars, Flint Knapping, Gourd dancing & intertribal dancing. Indian Village Arts & Crafts from all over the Country

Gerry Walkstall or Deborah Manystars 580-583-3612
P.O. Box 1236, Cache  OK   73527


December 20, 2008

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance

- Christmas Party

Pasadena, TX




February 27 - March 1, 2009
2009 Thundering Spirit Family Powwow
Renninger's Twin Markets 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757

Native American Performers: Grammy Award & 11 Time Nammy winning artist: Joanne Shenandoah; 2002 Nammy 'Flutist of the Year' : Tommy Wildcat; Dineh Singer: Allen Mose Jr.; Hoop & Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Singer/ Songwriter: Jackie Bird; Singer/Songwriter: Crystal Woman; Story Tellers: Sarah 'Sunshine Badger Woman' and Grandma Coyote; Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper Storyteller; Flutist: Utah Farris; Special Animal Appearances:'Paint the Pony' and 'Thunder' the American Bald Eagle.  Honoring 'All Warriors'. Friday February 27th is Children's Day with demonstrations, games, etc. Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food. Bring Chairs and/or Blankets. Children Under 12 Free. Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted Free. MC: Ric Bird; Head Veteran: Blue Deer; Head Man Dancer:  Bobby DuBose; Head Woman Dancer:  Sandra DuBose; Host Drum: Family Drum Singers. Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum; Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker; Color Guard: American Legion ~ Austin-Giles Post #21

Tony Ledford   352 636-4271 -800 619-0045 ext. 61
PO BOX 1141, Eustis, FL  32727

February 27 to March 1, 2009
Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwow
Indian River County Fairgrounds 

7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32977
Treasure Coast Wildlife Center Exhibit. Eagle Dancing, Hoop Dancing, flute playing, dancing , drumming. Host hotel: Travellodge 8800 20th St, Vero Beach FL 32966 772-562-9991. Call or email for a lodging discount coupon and flyer.

Dona Chesser   772-567-1579
1670 11th Pl, Vero Beach, FL  32960


March 20 -  22, 2009
2nd Annual Fish Eating Creek Powwow
Fish Eating Creek Resort, Palmdale, FL

Sponsor:  The United Cherokee Nation (UCN) Florida Clan. Native Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, Food, Venders, Raffles and Door Prizes; Public Welcome. Bring the family. Bring your dancing shoes, fishing pole, swim suit, tent or motor home. Amenities:
Hot an Cold Showers, Laundry Facilities. Canoe and Kayak rentals fishing lake and creek. Drawings. Camping price will include a weekend pass to the event. Other Public: Parking, $2.00. Adults $5.00. Kids Under 7 Free. Host Drum: The Family Drum Singers; Drum Contest.  All Drums and Dancers welcome. Tee Pee Village and contest. Emcee John Ferguson. Head Man Herb Shephard. Head Lady Raven. Arena Director TBA. All Crafters and artisans welcome

Chief Walking Bear   941-544-3677   863-465-2543
104 Lake Huntley Dr, Lake Placid, Florida  33852

April 11, 2009
37th Annual UC Davis Contest Powwow
University of California at Davis, CA

Powwow Committee  530-752-6656

2401 Hart Hall, One Shields Ave
Davis, CA  95616


April 17 - 19, 2009

Red Hearts Gathering
Pineview Powwow Grounds, Linden, TN

Intertribal Powwow. Vendor Fee = $ + item donation (for raffle/auction) Must be ½ pre-paid to confirm $50.00 for 10'x10' $75.00 for 10'x20' $150 for Food Vendors Space is Limited to 15 unless geared toward children, all items must be handcrafted, Please No Imports.  Admission - $5.00 per car.  Grand Entry - 11:00 am on Saturday, 1:00 pm on Sunday. Primitive Camping Available.

Ron or Janet  931-593-2986  1-877-458-2528
1254 Toms Creek Road, Linden, TN 37096

April 24 - 26  2009
Cherokee River Homecoming Fun Festival
Bankhead National Forest Hwy 33, Moulton, AL

Indian Crafts, Intertribal dancing, demonstrators, Gold & Gem panning, Danza Azteca, Karaoke by MC Entertainment, Mountain Men Village, Trade Blanket, Free Primitive camping, free parking, $3.00 Admission. Children's Day is Friday April 24th free admission for all groups of children. Head Lady: Amy Bird, Head Man: Mark Flood, Head Veteran: Charlie Hannah, Arena Director: Jay West, MC: Charles LaHay, Drums: Wiregrass & TBA Prizes for Dancers

Cecil Brill   205 221-3873 or 205 471-2395
1075 County Road 67, Moulton, AL 35650

April 25 - 26 2009
Schwarzwald Powwow

(Blackforest Powwow)
Unterkirnach, Germany 78089

Inside 2 Day Competition Powwow with trade Fair
Small prize money for the first 3 places. Free overnight stay with sleeping bag and rations

Willie Haemmerle  011 49 7665 9478364
Weberstr. 13, March, Germany D-79232

April 25, 2009
9th Celebration of Life for All People Powwow
Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach, VA

MC - Clark Stewart (Chickahominy); HM - Daniela Garneaux (Oglala Lakota); HF - Lindsey Fortune (Rappahanock); AD - Thomas Lewis (Meherrin)
Host Drum - Red Wolf (Hollister, NC); Gust Drum - Red Earth (Hollister, NC).  American Indian dancing, educational exhibits and displays, arts and crafts, storytelling, and authentic foods for sale.  Vendor spaces fill early.  Over 5,000 at least year's event!
Free admission and parking.

Debra Vick   757 427-2990
1398 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

May 22 - 25, 2009
35th De-Un-Da-Ga Memorial Day Powwow
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation, 7 Boy Scout Lane, Carlton, PA  16311

Traditional northern style, Lakota traditions.  Hosted by Langundowi Lodge at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation's permanent, pine-covered dance arbor.  2009 Powwow in memory of Lester "Les" Bean. Host Drum: MacKenzie River - Ravenna OH (Lead singer: Dean Hugebeck). Invited Drums: Morning Star - CT, Southern Heart - OH Head Dancers: Daren Krug - Franklin PA, Vicki Hugebeck - Cambridge OH Whipmen: Chris Reardon - Oil City PA, Brandon Master - Franklin PA - Grandchild of Les Bean Junior Whipmen: Dakota Bean - Stow OH, Hunter Bean - Erie PA - Grandchildren of Les Bean. Veteran Coordinator: Curt Baltzer - Akron OH; Arena Directors: Tom House - NY, Doug Sestock - PA
Masters of Ceremonies: Dan Paul - Pacific Grove CA; Frank Andrews - Albuquerque NM.  Camping: $8.00 per person, includes admission, hot showers, etc. Camping trailers welcome (no hookups or dump station). Food Booth by Langundowi for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Traders by Invitation only - No scheduled activities on Friday or Monday. No early camping or ground fires.
Bob Schwarz or Tom Mance  412-882-0613 or 412-331-6129
Pittsburgh, PA

May 22 - 23 2009
UCLA Powwow
UCLA North Athletic Field

Free Admission; All Dancers Are Welcome

UCLA 2009 Pow Wow Committee  3102067513
3201 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA  90095

June 5 - 7, 2009 (SEE FLYER BELOW)
Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds Taylorville, IL

The 4th annual Taylorville Black Horse Powwow will be held at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Free Camping,Free Admission, Free Parking, Hot showers for dancers and vendors. Host Drum, Head man and lady dancers, John and Penny Richmond, Emcee, David Wayahneetah Welch. Arena Director, Yellow Jacket. Head Gourd Dancer, Thomas Three Feathers. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Red Cloud and his family.

Hawk Hoffman  217-528-9172
1012 North 12th Street, Springfield, IL  62702

June 5 - 7, 2009
Native Solutions 11th Annual Intertribal PowWow
Oxford Lake Park, Alexandria, AL

Host Drum-Grandfather Strongheart; HM-Gerry "Smitty" Smith;
HL-Gwen Babbs; MC-Bryan Halfday; AD-Gary Smith; All drums and dancers welcome.  Powwow ambassador contest
Luck of the draw for dancers primitive camping available.

Ruth Davis   256-820-6315
P. O. Box 306, Alexandria, AL  36250

June 12 - 13, 2009
4th Annual Veterans Honoring Outdoor Wacipi
Sioux Empire Fair Grounds, Sioux Falls, SD

Free tent camping, RVS small charge full hook ups, meal at end of each day. Bring a picture of a veteran to be recognized Over 100 veterans attended 2008 Wacipi.  Traditional Wacipi truly honors all veterans. Dancers from all over the Midwest come to dance in honor of our veterans. "We will gather each year to promote the healing of our veterans.

Marilyn LoneHill 

605 334-4060/ 605 271-4184 after 6:00pm Dennis
Burnside Ave., Sioux Falls, SD  57104


June 19- 21, 2009
Tatanka Oyate Wacipi II
Woodland Zoo, Farmington, PA

The John Wyrick Band opening for Bill Miller in Concert, Saturday 7 p.m. Bill Miller winner of two Grammys for Best Native American Music Album in the past two years as well as being honored with 7 different Native American Music Awards and most recently the NAMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Nation Flags and Staffs welcomed. Traditional sweat lodges, spiritual leaders welcome to pour water. Primitive camping. Parking for RVs. Dancers, vendors and performers free admission to all events.  Admission & Parking: $12.00 adults/$8.00 children. Camping $10.00 per day Children under 5 free.  Family of 4 Package: $55 includes concert, powwow (both days), full zoo access, camping
Hawk Goodfire   724.516.2751

Justina Tyson    724-384-0674
3400 National Pike, Farmington, PA  15437 )

July 10 - 12, 2009
25th annual Great Mohican Indian Powwow
Mohican Rez Campgrounds, Loudonville, OH
A Top 100 Show in North America by the ABA. Learn Native Culture & Lifestyles-Fellowship & Competitions. Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Dance & Drum Competitions Demos and more... See over 40 Top Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/Free Parking. Located 7 mile S. of Loudonville,OH. off St. Rt. 3 on the Wally Rd. Scenic Byway.

Chris Snively  Earl Gant   800.766.2267
23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH  44842

September 18 - 20, 2009
25th annual Great Mohican Indian Powwow
Mohican Rez Campgrounds, Loudonville, OH
A Top 100 Show in North America by the ABA. Learn Native Culture & Lifestyles-Fellowship & Competitions. Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Dance & Drum Competitions Demos and more... See over 40 Top Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/Free Parking. Located 7 mile S. of Loudonville,OH. off St. Rt. 3 on the Wally Rd. Scenic Byway.

Chris Snively  Earl Gant   800.766.2267
23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH  44842

October 10 - 11, 2009
Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, FL

Starts 9:00 am Saturday (opening ceremony 10:00am), ends 6:00pm Sunday. Free admission and parking. Small county park fee for camping and electric. Vendors, Painted Ponies, blankets, Native American food, flutes, Native American leather clothing, authentic Creek Indian village in the woods, trails along the river, 1800s settlement, nonstop entertainment all weekend (flute players, didge players, singers, story tellers, singing bowls, etc). This is a family event, no Drugs, Alcohol, or Bad Attitudes allowed. "American Indian Christian Circle Sunday at closing.

Dock Green Silverhawk  813-754-8990
12449 Withlacoochee Blvd, Dade City, Fl  33525









"Powwow was an Algonquin term, "pau-wau" or "pauau", which referred to a gathering of medicine men and spiritual leaders. "Pau-wauing" referred to a religious ceremony, usually one of curing. In the 1800's the European explorers observing these religious gatherings and dances mispronounced the word as powwow.  Jennings, The Invasion of America, p. 241. In 1646 the Massachusetts General Court decreed that “no Indian shall at any time pawwaw, or perform outward worship to their false gods, or to the devil....” ~From William Marder   The word is correctly spelled "powwow". 


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