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2019 Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow

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Join us at the Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow on July 19-21, 2019 at Veteran’s Park in Salamanca, New York and discover a Native American experience in honor of Veterans in the midst of Seneca Country. You are welcome to join us every year on the 3rd weekend in July for three days filled with Native American Culture and fun. The Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow is rated one of the top 10 Pow Wows and is the largest Smoke Dance in North America. The pow wow is sponsored by the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Gaming Corp. Events start Friday night with live competition singing and dancing and feature some of the finest Native craft and food vendors around!

Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow

A Pow Wow is a joyous celebration in which different tribes gather in a social atmosphere. It is an expression of culture and an opportunity for non-Native Americans to learn and celebrate. Join us and immerse yourself in the Artistry, Elegance and Strength honoring our ancestors and those who have served.

The Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow, formally known as the Seneca Casino Veteran’s Pow Wow, is an annual contest pow wow in honor of our veterans.

About Joe
“Joe” was a member of the Seneca Nation’s Snipe Clan and was born on the Cattaraugus Territory. He was a member of the Iroquois Post #1587 and served in several positions with them. He started serving in the military in 1950 with serving two tours of duty during the Korean War and also served in the Vietnam War. During his active duty in the Navy, he served on eight warships, including the U. S. S. Little Rock. He retired in 1997. Throughout his career, he earned numerous honors.

The annual Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow is possible through the hard work of Iroquois Post 1587 as well as support from the Seneca Nation and the Seneca Allegany Casino.

Admission Information
Free Admission for all Veterans & Active Military (must show ID)
Free Children 4 and under
$20 weekend pass
Adults (18-59) $10 day pass
Students (5-17) & Seniors (60+) $5 day pass

Grand Entries
Friday: 2:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm

Marvin J Curry Veterans Pow Wow Location
Veteran’s Park
520 Broad Street
Salamanca, NY 14779

For More Information
VOLUNTEERS: Debbie Redeye; (716) 945-1790 Volunteers@SenecaPowWow.org
GENERAL: (716) 532-8333 Info@SenecaPowWow.org
VENDORS: Heath Garlow; (716) 532-4900 Vendors@SenecaPowWow.org
SPONSORSHIP: Sean Crane; (716) 532-4900 Sponsors@SenecaPowWow.org

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Pow Wow Head Staff
Emcees: Ruben Littlehead, Sr. & Vince Beyl
Arena Director: Tony Wahweotten
Drum Judge: Darryl Hill
Head Male Judge: Jordan Williams White Eye
Head Female Judge: Grace Hill
Head Male Dancer: Talon Whiteye
Head Female Dancer: Sophia Thurman
Head Veteran Male Dancer: Clayton Logan
Head Veteran Female Dancer: Lisa Whiteface
Host Drum: Chosen per Session

Iroquois Division Head Staff
Head Smoke Dance Judge: Heath Hill
Smoke Dance Singer: Solon Spruce
Head Male Smoke Dancer: Frank Wesaw, Jr.
Head Female Smoke Dancer: Grace Crowe

Contest Dance Styles (per age group)v
Fancy * Grass * Traditional * Jingle * Smoke

Dance Contest Age Groups / Prizes
Tiny Tots (0-4): Daily Honorarium
Youth (5-12): $250 $200 $150 $100
Teen (13-17): $400 $300 $200 $100
Adult (18-49): $1200 $900 $600 $400
Adult (18-49): $1200 $900 $600 $400
Adult (50+): $1200 $900 $600 $400

Smoke Dance Extra
Adult (18-34): $1200 $900 $600 $400
Sr Adult (35-49): $1200 $900 $600 $400

Drum Contest
$10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000

Adult Women’s Smoke Dance Contest 2017 Third Round

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow on the third weekend of July in Salamanca, New York

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