2019 Plains Indian Museum Powwow
Join us for the 38th Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow on June 15-16, 2019 at the Robbie Powwow Garden at Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Dancers, drum groups, and artists from Northern Plains tribes gather to celebrate their vibrant cultural traditions and histories. Watch as dancers compete for more than $25,000 in prizes, and range in age from Tiny Tots (children 6 and younger) to Golden Age (55 and older). Competitive dance categories include traditional, grass, and fancy for men and boys; and traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle for women and girls.
Plains Indian Museum Powwow
A tradition in Cody and among the many Plains tribes that attend and compete, the Plains Indian Museum Powwow is the longest running public program at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. For many spectators, attending the powwow is a new and exciting experience full of color, movement, and celebration.
Admission Prices and Information
Adults $10; Youth 7-17 $5; 6 & Under Free
Dancers, Drums, & Their Families Free
Center Members: $1 discount each day w/Membership Card
Press passes are available with prior arrangements.
The Plains Indian Museum Powwow begins at noon both days with a Grand Entry. On Saturday a second Grand Entry takes place at 6 p.m. Powwow runs till about 9 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Gate opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. each day. Tickets are available at the gate or at the Center’s admissions desk beginning the Monday before Powwow. Admission is good for one day of the event.
Saturday: Noon and 6 p.m.
Robbie Powwow Garden at Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
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Arts and crafts vendor booths surround the dance arena at powwow. Visitors shop for authentic Indian jewelry, beadwork, quillwork, clothing, basketry, pottery, paintings, sculpture, and more at more than forty vendor booths, and enjoy fry bread and Indian taco vendors, as well as food and beverage concessions.
The Powwow Garden is an outdoor grass amphitheater with limited bleacher seating; visitors may bring lawn chairs or blankets. In addition to the arts vendors, the powwow also features fry bread and Indian taco vendors, Kettle Korn, and other food and beverage concessions. No pets please. For travel and lodging information contact the Cody Chamber of Commerce.
For Our Dancers
Dancers and their families at the Plains Indian Museum Powwow receive a free pass to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West exhibits at dancer registration. Registration 8 a.m. – noon Saturday; late registration or for specials on stage both days.
The Plains Indian Museum Powwow includes dozens of vendors who sell arts and crafts made by enrolled members of North American Indian tribes and Nations. No food booths please.
To apply to be a vendor at the Plains Indian Museum Powwow, download the application form to review all details, fill it out, and return it along with your deposit to Buffalo Bill Center of the West, ATTN: Vendor Registration, 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, Wyoming 82414.
For More Information: Hunter Old Elk 307-578-4012 or huntero@centerofthewest.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Plains Indian Museum Powwow at the Robbie Powwow Garden at Buffalo Bill Center of the West on Father’s Day Weekend in Cody, Wyoming.
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