Powwow

The powwow is this weekend at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

The 38th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow is scheduled this weekend on the grounds of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Dancing and festivities highlighting the cultural event will take place in the Robbie Powwow Garden.

There will be a grand entry at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday and at noon Sunday.

It is expected that 40 or more booths selling Native-made art, jewelry, beadwork, pottery and other items will set up on the periphery.

The age range of dancers will be approximately 6 to over 55. Competitive categories include traditional, grass and fancy for men and boys, traditional, fancy shawl and jingle for women and girls.

The programs will feature special team dancing and tiny tots. There will be a women’s jingle dress special winner, women’s fancy shawl winner, and men’s traditional winner.

Visitors can also visit with Jen Runs Close to Lodge in a learning tipi.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 7-17) free for  children 6-and-under.  Center of the West members presenting their membership cards save $1 per ticket.

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. each day.

Those still interested in vendor spaces may contact Hunter Old Elk at the Plains Indian Museum at (307) 578-4012 or at huntero@centerofthewest.org to inquire if there is still room.

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