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2019 Morongo Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow

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All are welcome to the 29th Annual Morongo Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow on September 27-29, 2019 in Banning, California. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, sponsors of the Morongo Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow hope you join us in celebration of our Native American heritage and traditions. This is a time to reaffirm old ways and share in the discovery of new. To our elders we extend a special welcome. Our children look to you for the lessons and Examples in how to carry ancient memory, tradition, and culture into their modern world. Our Tribal family is extended today by the presence of members of communities near and far.

Morongo Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow

There are no “spectators” at a Powwow. All who attend are regarded as participants. Each of Us has a place in the circle of people. Within this circle there is no beginning and no end. This coming together is at the heart of the traditional Powwow.

Historically, singing and dancing have always been an integral focus at Pow Wows. Competitive singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly recent development. Only registered participants can participate in the dancing contest, but when an “inter-tribal” dance is announced, everyone, including visitors, can take part.

Morongo Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow was named the number 1# contest Powwow in 2009 from viewers at Powwow.com. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience both Native American culture and Morongo Hospitality. We hope you will enjoy every moment of the festivities.

Public Welcome – Free Admission

Morongo Pow Wow Grand Entry Schedule

Friday 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Open Bird Singing & Dancing Schedule

Friday 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.

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