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2019 Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow

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Join us for the 56th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow on August 8-11, 2019 on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. The festival is always held the second weekend in August. The Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow is a top-rated powwow complete with traditional Native American dancing, singing and arts and crafts. Thousands of Native Americans from all over North America compete in singing and dance competitions featuring some of the top dancers and drum groups in North America.

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow: Grand Entry

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow activities include the Fort Hall All -Indian Jr/Sr Rodeo, Miss Shoshone-Bannock Contest, All-Indian Festival Parade, Children’s Day Powwow, Festival Princess Contest, Traditional Indian Handgames, Indian Relay Horse Races, Buffalo and Salmon Feast, Indian Art Show and many others. Enjoy authentic Native American food and arts and crafts. Tribal elders share words of wisdom about their proud culture. Few events offer a better opportunity to enrich your knowledge and appreciation for native tribal customs and culture than the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow.

Thursday morning marks the beginning of the annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow. Every year, the Children’s Parade starts the four-day event. Around 10:00 a.m., the main streets in Fort Hall will be lined with eager onlookers as they wait for the colorful floats to pass by. The parade features the Miss Shoshone-Bannock nominees, the Fort Hall travel and safety departments, horse riders, a baby buffalo, children dressed in traditional attire and everything else that depicts Native American culture at its finest. The purpose of the parade is to teach children about the culture and give them a strong sense of identity.

All events are open to the public.

Parades
Thursday 10:00 am – Children’s Parade
Saturday 10:00 am – Festival Parade
Both parades start at Fort Hall Elementary at 10:00 AM and ends at the Dance Arbor. Registration for the parade: 7:30AM – 9:00AM at the Fort Hall Elementary parking lot.
Fort Hall Elementary: B Street, Fort Hall, Idaho; Parade Committee: llavatta@shobangaming.com

Grand Entry Schedule
Thursday 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Dance and Singer Registration:
Friday – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow Mini Gallery

Thursday Schedule
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Children’s Parade Registration opens and judging begins at Eagle Rd. & Agency
10 a.m. Arts and Crafts vendor booths open
10 a.m. Children’s Parade: starts at the corner or Eagle Rd. & Agency and travel down Bannock Drive the Festival Dance Arbor
12:00 Noon Jr. Rodeo at the Rodeo Arena
12:00 Noon – 6:00pm Art Show submissions accepted at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center
12:00 Noon Barbecue at Festival Arbor – sponsored by Fort Hall Housing Authority
1 p.m. Kid’s Traditional Games at the Dance Arbor
2 p.m. All Indian Co-ed Softball Tournaments begins at the Fort Hall Softball Field
4 p.m.-6 p.m. Bone Hog Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
4 p.m. SR. Rodeo at the Rodeo Arena
5 p.m. Indian Relay begins at the Rodeo Grounds
6:30 p.m. Bone Hog Handgame Tournament begins at the Gambling Arbor
6:45 p.m. Quetzalcoatl Aztec group
7 p.m. Children & Veteran Powwow – “Honoring War Warriors & Youth” Special & Giveaway
Friday Schedule
24-hour Traditional Gambling at the Gambling Arbor
7:00 am Men’s Golf Tournament registration opens @ Aberdeen Golf Course
8:00 a.m. Festival Fun Run/Walk registration end 8:30 a.m. at the east side of Fort Hall Softball Field
9 am Ladies Golf Tournament registration opens @ American Falls Golf Course
9 -11am Junior Royalty Contest Registration
11 a.m. Princess Contests begin at the Dance Arbor: Tzi-tzi Princess, Future Princess, Little Princess, & Festival Princess
9 a.m. All Indian Co-ed Tournament continues at the Fort Hall Softball Field
9 a.m. Horseshoe All Indian Tournament (Singles) Registration 9-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Hall Softball Field Area.
10 a.m. Arts and Crafts Vendor booths open
10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. Art Show and FREE Stage open during Art Show hours at the Hotel & Event Center, Registration close @ 8 p.m.
1 p.m. INFR Tour Performance at the Rodeo Arena
2 p.m. All Indian Men’s Slow-pitch Tournament begins at the Fort Hall Softball Field & NOP Park
All Indian Women’s Softball Tournament begins at the Fort Hall Softball Field & NOP Park
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elders 55 &Up Three Man Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
4 p.m. Registration-Opens for dance and singing contests at the Dance Arbor & closes at 10 pm
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. First Five Bone Hog Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
4:30 Elders 55 &Up Three Man Handgame Tournament – Begins at the Gambling Arbor
4 p.m. Community Welcome Buffalo and Salmon Feast at the Gambling Arbor (white tents)
5 p.m. Indian Relay begins at Rodeo Grounds
6 p.m. Crowning of Miss Shoshone- Bannock at the Dance Arbor
6:45 p.m. Drum Roll Call and Invocation
7 p.m. First Five Bone Hog Handgame Tournament at the Gambling Arbor
7 p.m. Grand Entry (points taken for all categories) Flag/Victory Song, Intertribal Dancing begins, Tiny Tots, Singing and Dance contests for all categories & Dance Specials
8:00 pm Miss Shoshone Bannock special Taylor Haskett 60+ owl dance must be in regalia
8 p.m. Invitational Bull Riding Event at the Rodeo Arena (gate admission)
8:00 p.m. Co-ed Softball Championship Game at the Fort Hall Softball Field
Saturday Schedule
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24 Hour Traditional Gambling continues at the Gambling Arbor
7 a.m. Men’s Golf Tournament @ Aberdeen Golf Course
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Festival Parade Registration opens and judging begins at the Fort Hall Elementary
9 a.m. INFR Slack at the Rodeo Grounds
9 a.m. All Indian Men’s Slow-pitch Tournament continues
All Indian Women’s Softball Tournament continues at the Fort Hall Softball Field
9 a.m. Horseshoe All Indian Tournament (Doubles) Registration 9-10:30 a.m. at Fort Hall Softball Field
10 a.m. Arts and Crafts Vendor booths open
10 a.m. All Indian Festival Parade, starts at the Fort Hall Elementary and ends at the Dance Arbor
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Art Show and FREE Stage open during Art Show hours at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Card Tournament – Registration Men & Women separate tables at the Gambling Arbor
11 a.m. Card Tournament begins at the Gambling Arbor
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Handgame Tournament – Registration 2-5 Players at the Gambling Arbor
11 a.m. Skate Jam Registration at Fort Hall Skate Park on Mission Road.
12 p.m. Skate Jam at Fort Hall Skate Park on Mission Road.
12 p.m. Registration-Opens for dance and singing contests at the Dance Arbor & closes at 5 pm
12:45 p.m. Drum Roll Call and Invocation
1 p.m. Grand Entry Flag/Victory Song, Intertribal Dancing, Singing Contest & Dance Contests – Juniors & Teens categories, Adult & Senior exhibition, teen team dance.
2 p.m. Future Princess Kohlea Yazzie Jr Girls Jingle Special
2:30 p.m. Cody Hernandez Jingle Special – ages 15 – 25
2:45 p.m. Dance Competition – Junior/Senior Teen Categories
3 p.m. Handgame Tournament begins at the Gambling Arbor
3:45 p.m Teen Team Dance Competition
4:00 p.m. Maya Whelan 13 and Under Sibling Special
5 p.m. Indian Relay begins at Rodeo Grounds
6:15 p.m. All Indian Women’s Softball Championship game at the Fort Hall Softball Field
6:45 p.m. Drum Roll Call and Invocation
7 p.m. INFR Tour Rodeo continues at the Fort Hall Rodeo Grounds
7 p.m. Grand Entry (points taken for all categories) Flag/Victory Song, Intertribal Dancing, Tiny Tots, Singing and Dance contests for all categories, Committee Specials
7:30 p.m. All Indian Men’s Slow-pitch Championship game at the Fort Hall Softball Field
8:30 pm Cetan Thunder Hawk giving back to the Circle Men’s Traditional
Sunday Schedule
24 Hour Traditional Gambling continues at the Gambling Arbor
8:00 a.m. Co-Ed Golf Classic at American Falls Golf Course
9:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service at Dance Arbor
10:00 a.m. Arts and Crafts Vendor booths open
10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kids 17 & Under Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4 Man Handgame Tournament – Registration at the Gambling Arbor
12:00 p.m. Traditional Handgame begins at the Gambling Arbor
12:45 p.m. Drum Roll Call and Invocation
1:00 p.m. Grand Entry
Flag/Victory Song, Intertribal Dancing, Singing Contest, Dance Contests Finals– Junior and Teen categories, Adult & Senior exhibition, Announcement of Junior & Teen Winners.
1:45 p.m. Aubrey Keeswood Tzi Tzi Dance Special
2:00 p.m. Warbonnet/Golden Age Finals
3:00 p.m. Adult Team Dance Contest
2:00 p.m. 4-Man Handgame Tournament begins at the Gambling Arbor
5:00 p.m. Indian Relay begins at the Rodeo Grounds
6:45 p.m. Drum Roll Call and Invocation
7:00 p.m. Intertribal Dancing and Adult Categories Finals
Sweetheart Dance Competition
Announce winners
Retire Flags

Head Staff
MCs: Vince Beyl – Bemidji, Minnesota and Bart Powaukee, Fort Duchesne, Utah
Northern Host: The Boyz, Twin Cities MN
Southern Host: Wild Band of Comanches, Fletcher OK
Sound System: Jerry Bear Sounds

Location:
Sho-Ban Festival Grounds
Fort Hall, Idaho 82303
GPS 43.024377,-112.43538

For more information:
Festival Event Coordinator: 208-520-4024 tbatt@sbtribes.com
Powwow Committee: 208-241-6527 gary.watson1952@gmail.com

Contest Categories
SUPER SENIORS 70+Men’s Combined &Women’s Combined
1st $1,200 ·2nd $800 ·3rd $600 ·4th $400 5th $200
Adult Categories (70+): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400, 5th $200, Men Combined & Women Combined
Golden Age (55-69): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400, 5th $200
Men: (N-S Traditional Combined), (Grass-Fancy Combined)
Women: (N-S Traditional Combined), (Jingle-Fancy Combined)
Senior Men Adults (40-54): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400, 5th $200 Men Northern Traditional, Men Grass, Men Prairie Chicken/Round Bustle, Men Fancy
Senior Women Adults (40-54): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400, 5th $200 Women Northern Traditional, Women Jingle, Women Fancy Shawl
Jr. Adults (18-39): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400, 5th $200 Men Northern Traditional, Men Grass, Men Prairie Chicken/Round Bustle, Men Fancy Feather Women Northern Traditional, Women Jingle, Women Fancy Shawl
Adults (18 and over): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600, 4th $400, 5th $200 Men War Bonnet, Men Southern Straight, Women Southern Buckskin/Cloth
Teens (13-17): 1st $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $200, 5th $100 Boys Traditional, Boys Grass, Boys Fancy Feather, Girls Traditional, Girls Jingle, Girls Fancy Shawl
Juniors (7-12): 1st $250, 2nd $200, 3rd $150, 4th $100, 5th $50 Boys Traditional, Boys Grass, Boys Fancy Feather, Girls Traditional, Girls Jingle Girls Fancy Shawl
Team Dancing (Adult 18+): 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600
Jr. Team Dancing (17 & Under): 1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200
MENS WARBONNET
1st $1,200 ·2nd $800 3rd $600 ·4th $400 5th $200
MENS & WOMEN SOUTHERN
1st $1,200 ·2nd $800 ·3rd $600 ·4th $400 ·5th $200
SWEET HEART Dance
1st $1,200 ·2nd $800 ·3rd $600

Singers Bring own chairs
1st $10,000; 2nd $8,000; 3rd $6,000; 4th $4,000; 5th $2,000; 3 Consolations: $1,000 each
Women Back-up Singers (Mandatory 3 singers per group)
1st $1,200; 2nd $800; 3rd $600; 4th $400

Since 1964: How the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow Got Its Start
In August 1964, the former Recreation Director Reeves Nawoosky (Comanche) planned a year end celebration after a successful summer of recreation activities in Fort Hall. The event was called a social powwow that drew in many young and old dancers and local drum groups to celebrate. One of the main highlights was the Miss Shoshone-Bannock pageant that drew in over 10 plus young ladies from around the reservation. This tradition continues every year.
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Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow: Men’s Grass

Original Crown In Museum
Today, the beaded sash is still worn but in 2006 the original crown was retired and is presently housed at the local Tribal museum. Each contestant competes every August in the areas of: public speaking, personal interview, traditional dish, traditional dance and a traditional talent. Miss Shoshone-Bannock is a Tribal ambassador and role model for the younger generations.

One-of-a-Kind Pageant
The cultural pageant was the first of its kind and considered to be a prestigious new title for young Shoshone-Bannock women. Each contestant wore their finest handmade deer skin dresses and family beadwork. The winner held the title for one year where she relinquished her title the following year at the powwow. It wasn’t until the late 1970’s, where the winner was given a fully beaded ‘Miss Shoshone-Bannock’ sash and matching turquoise crown with the Shoshone rose to wear throughout her reign.

Fort Hall Indian Relay
The Indian Relay races have long since been a part of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes culture. The sport actually originated here on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation over a hundred years ago. Many families that participated in the sport decades ago are still participating and passing this legacy on from generation to generation. The Indian Relay teams consist of three horses and four team members (1 rider, 1 catcher (Mugger), and 2 holders). The rider must complete a lap with each horse riding bareback. The rider must dismount without any help from their team mates and without losing control of their horses.

Vendors
To join the festival as a vendor, complete the appropriate vendor form and follow the instructions. Contact us directly if we can assist in any way. The Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow grounds have a large number of booths – both covered and open.

Booth Types: Covered Booths, Open Booths, Food Booths
Vendor Committee: 208-478-3718 noshorne@sbtribes.com

Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center
I-15 Exit 80, Fort Hall, ID 83203 | 855.746.2268 | reservations@shobanhotel.com
The Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center is owned by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes welcomes guests to Southern Idaho’s newest destination adjacent to the popular Fort Hall Casino. Deluxe accommodations include the luxurious Cedar Spa, delicious dining at the Camas Sports Grill and 15,000 square feet of Event Center meeting space. Conveniently located off Interstate 15, 10 miles North of Pocatello, and only two and a half hours away from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the new destination offers a Las Vegas style experience close to home for guests traveling near or far. AAA member discounts are available at time of reservation.

About the Fort Hall Reservation
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are located on the Fort Hall Reservation in Southeastern Idaho, between the cities of Pocatello, American Falls, and Blackfoot. The Reservation is divided into five districts: Fort Hall, Lincoln Creek, Ross Fork, Gibson, and Bannock Creek. Currently, 97% of the Reservation lands are owned by the Tribes and individual Indian ownership.

The Tribes are composed of several Shoshone and Bannock bands that were forced to the Fort Hall Reservation, which eventually became the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. There are approximately 5,681 enrolled tribal members with a majority living on or near the Fort Hall Reservation. Through its self-governing rights afforded under the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 and the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, the Tribes manages its own schools, post office, grocery store, waste disposal, agriculture and commercial businesses, rural transits, casinos, and more.

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow

Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow Disclaimer
Shoshone Bannock Tribes, the Fort Hall Rodeo and Festival Committees are not responsible for accidents, divorces, marriages, lost/stolen items. The Festival Events are family oriented events. Drugs, Alcohol and Weapons are NOT ALLOWED!The Shoshone-Bannock Festival & Tribes will not be held responsible for any damages, theft, injuries or accidents sustained while on the premises or while participating in any and all Festival activities that may occur through negligence by the individual, spectator(s), friend(s), and/or relatives.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Shoshone-Bannock Festival Powwow on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho.

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