2019 Tonkawa Powwow
Come experience the 45th Annual Tonkawa Powwow on June 27-30, 2019 at the Fort Oakland Reserve in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. The Tonkawa Powwow, an annual tribal celebration, feature Native American singing, dancing, contests, crafts, artwork and food. Dance contest styles include straight, fancy, traditional, cloth and buckskin categories. Free admission, free camping, along with electric and water hookups and free rations will be available.
Stick around for a traditional Tonkawa scalp dance during the festival and a Nez Perce memorial ceremony Saturday morning. The Tonkawa Pow Wow also includes a different sporting tournament each day (Basketball, Warrior’s Run, Horseshoes and Disc Golf) and a scout dance.
Tonkawa Powwow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: Leroy Enloe & Lester Eagle
Host Drum: Ft. Oakland Ramblers
Head Man Dancer: Cecil Gray
Head Lady Dancer: Citabria Yantanaway Baker
Host Gourd Club: Tonkawa Gourd Club
Contest Coordinator: Joe BegsHisOwn
Water Carriers: Spencer Arkeketa, Jayton Davis, Justin Mitchell
Arena Directors: Billy Taylor & J.D. Buffalohead
Incoming Princess: Lemmedu L Martom
Outgoing Princess: Abigail C Ruff
Cooks: Christine Baker & Co.
Invited Gourd Groups: Two-Hatchett Family & Ponca Gourd Dance Society
Special Chief Joseph Memorial Traditional Contest
Honoring all Tonkawa and Nez Perce Warriors and Veterans Past and Present.
1st $700 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $100
Honoring All Veterans
Saturday: Traditional Tonkawa Tribal Scalp Dance
Veteran’s Dinner served Saturday at 5:00 PM to entire encampment.
Tonkawa Powwow Mini Gallery
Tonkawa Powwow Dance Contest Categories
Note: unless there are 4+ contestants in a category, it will be combined with another.
Junior (7-11) All Categories Combined
$150 – $100 – $75 – $50
Girls Friday: Cloth/Buckskin; Boys Saturday: Straight/Traditional & Fancy
$300 – $200 – $150 – $100
Adult (18-64) Sunday Night
Straight, Fancy, Cloth, Buckskin
$600 – $400 – $200 – $100
Golden Seniors (65+) Saturday Night
All Categories Combined
$400 – $300 – $200 – $100
Other Tonkawa Powwow Details
Free Camping – Electric/Water Hookups
Rations Friday Night 6:00-7:00 PM
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Youth Activities Saturday
Tonkawa Pow Wow Tournaments All Weekend
Basketball: 9:00 AM Friday
Warrior’s Run: 7:00 AM Saturday
Horseshoes: 8:30 AM Saturday
Disc Golf: 8:00 AM Sunday
Fort Oakland Reserve – Tonkawa Powwow Grounds
1 Rush Buffalo Road
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Directions to Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma Pow-Wow Grounds: Located 1-1/4 miles sout