Red Cloud - 1822-1909 - Oglala Sioux leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
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Logo-Seal for Kaw Nation Powwow.
Kaw Nation Powwow
(46th Annual).
(1st Friday in August through Sunday)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 5-7, 2022
(was 10-12 days ago)
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Kaw Pow Wow Grounds
12613 E. Furguson Rd.
Kaw City, OK 74641

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Festival Contact

toll free 1-866-404-5297

Logo-Seal for Tulsa Pow Wow.
Tulsa Pow Wow
(Second Weekend in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Saturday, Sunday
August 6-7, 2022
(was 10-11 days ago)
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The University of Tulsa - Harwell Field
South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104

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More info
David Bible:

Logo-Seal for Little Shell Celebration.
Little Shell Celebration
(Fourth Saturday in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 12-14, 2022
(was 3-5 days ago)

Home of the X-Xoshi-Ga - Four Bears Park
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763

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Three Affiliate Tribes Office:

Logo-Seal for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - Chief Little Shell Memorial.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - Chief Little Shell Memorial
(Third Weekend in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 19-21, 2022
(in 2 days)
Chief Little Shell Pow Wow grounds
Dunseith, ND 58329

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Turtle Mountain Tribal Office:

Logo-Seal for 2022 Canton Barefoot Park Pow Wow.
2022 Canton Barefoot Park Pow Wow
(89th Annual).
(4th Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun))
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 26-28, 2022
(in 9 days)
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Barefoot Park
Canton, OK 73724

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Tom Cartwright:

Christina Birdshead:

Arnick Birdshead:

Cincie Upchego:

Canpa Wakpa Annual Wacipi
(Fourth Friday in August)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2021):

Fri, Sat, Sun
August 26-28, 2022
(in 9 days)

Canpa Wakpa Gym
Main Rd
Cherry Creek, SD 57553
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Katie Dupris:

Nicole Eagle Chasing:

Ophelia Dupris:

Kathleen Eagle Chasing:

Braden Dupris:

Megan Charging Cloud:

Logo-Seal for Rosebud Fair & Rodeo.
Rosebud Fair & Rodeo
(145th Annual).
(Weekend of 4th Thursday in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
August 26-28, 2022
(in 9 days)

Rosebud Casino Grounds
30421 US Highway 83
Rosebud, SD 69201

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Danielle Burnette:
605-747-2381 ext. 380 or 605-319-1854

Logo-Seal for Northglenn, CO Healing Hoop PowWow.
Northglenn, CO Healing Hoop PowWow
(8th Annual).
(Fourth weekend in August)
Confirmed (2022):
Saturday, Sunday
August 27-28, 2022
(in 10 days)
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E.B. Rains Jr Memorial Park
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233

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More info
Doug Good Feather:


Logo-Seal for 10th Annual 2022 Turtle Mountain Chippewa Pembina Labor Day Powwow Niimiiwin.
2022 Turtle Mountain Chippewa Pembina Labor Day Powwow Niimiiwin
(Weekend preceding Labor Day)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
September 2-4, 2022
(in 16 days)
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TM Pembina Powwow Grounds, located next to the Melvin Lenoir Building, 1 Mile East of Skydancer Casino
ND Hwy 5/Highway 281
Belcourt, ND 58316
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Turtle Mountain Tribal Office:

Logo-Seal for Cheyenne and Arapaho Labor Day Pow Wow.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Labor Day Pow Wow
(Labor Day Weekend)
Confirmed (2022):
Sat, Sun, Mon
September 3-5, 2022
(in 17 days)
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Powwow Grounds
Colony, OK 73021

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Phillip Light Thunder:


Logo-Seal for 52nd Annual United Tribes Technical College International Powwow.
United Tribes Technical College International Powwow
(Weekend following Labor Day)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
September 9-11, 2022
(in 23 days)

Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504

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Katt Chapin or Francine McDonald:
701-421-8545 - 701-390-3324

Logo-Seal for 2022 Rock Ledge Pow Wow.
2022 Rock Ledge Pow Wow
(12th Annual).
(3rd Saturday of September)
Confirmed (2022):
September 17, 2022
(in 31 days)
Garden of the Gods
1805 N 30th St
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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Rock Ledge Ranch:

Logo-Seal for Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow.
Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow
(31st Annual).
(Last Saturday in September)
Confirmed (2022):
September 24, 2022
(in 38 days)

Metro College Parade Grounds
5300 N. 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111

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Theresa Foley:


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Native American -- Indigenous people who inhabited the Americas and Caribbean prior to the European infiltration.

The same definition could be applied to other terms as well.  There is a debate as to whether the term Indian, American Indian, or Native American is preferable.  Many Native Americans use Indian or tribe in referring to their people.  Others suggest that these and similar words are incorrect and carry derogatory connotations.  The only places the word tribe occurs on this website is in the domain name of Native American links such as and, or if the term is used by the group it is referring to.

I have found that Native American is not preferred by some, and Indian is not preferred by some as well.  If all terms that are not preferred by some are not used, there are no choices left.  For this reason, whenever you see any term used that you would not have used, it was not my intent to offend.  Please choose the term you would have preferred and continue reading.  If you have further questions, please refer to the website Terms and Conditions.

From a speech by Russell Means

“(You notice I use the term American Indian rather than Native American or Native indigenous people or Amerindian when referring to my people. There has been some controversy about such terms, and frankly, at this point. I find it absurd. Primarily it seems that American Indian is being rejected as European in origin-which is true. But all the above terms are European in origin; the only non-European way is to speak of Lakota-or, more precisely, of Oglala, Brule, etc.-and of the Dineh, the Miccousukee, and all the rest of the several hundred correct tribal names.)

“(There is also some confusion about the word Indian, a mistaken belief that it refers somehow to the country, India. When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Caribbean, he was not looking for a country called India. Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492. Look it up on the old maps. Columbus called the tribal people he met "Indio," from the Italian in dio, meaning "in God.")

“The one thing I've always maintained is that I'm an American Indian. I'm not politically correct. Everyone who's born in the Western Hemisphere is a Native American. We are all Native Americans.”

Modern Times

Sadly, natives are still treated as third class citizens, never really fitting into the majority's society.  In some ways, the reservations are a prison, and in other ways, they are a privilege that doesn't have to follow the same rules and restrictions of the rest of society.  Native Americans were the first to have casinos regardless of the rest of the state's laws.  The Casino's have brought revenue and jobs to a society that wasn't about to get it by any other means.  New schools on reservations are proof of a society striving to compete with the rest of the world.

Pow-Wows*  Back to the top of this page.

North American Natives continue to celebrate their heritage with Pow-Wows throughout the country.  In Nebraska, we are lucky to have a Native American population proud of their culture and history.  During the summer months, there is a Pow-Wow nearly every week or so somewhere in the state.

In Omaha, we have two Pow-Wows, starting in April at the Sapp Fieldhouse, and in September at the Metropolitan Community College North Campus at 30th and Fort Street.  In past years, Creighton has also had a Pow-Wow in April, but not for 2017 onward that I can find. All powwows are bound to please the curious to repeat-visitor. In all of the Pow-Wows, expect to see dancers dressed in an array of bright colorful traditional regalia, arts and crafts, and ethnic Native American food.  Uhmmm good.

Pow-wows are special events that not only involve celebration, but also pays respect to Native American heritage.  Pow-wows have a code of ethics that you should make sure you adhere to.  Photography, Videotaping, and sound recordings can only be done by permission.  The arena area is a sacred area and it should be respected.  Do not enter the arena, unless it is for a dance that anyone can dance in (usually referred to as an Intertribal Dance).  Make sure you ask the event MC for any specifics.  See the links at the side for more details.

Please note that we do not list all Pow-wows throughout the entire country, but we do intend to list ones in Nebraska, the six bordering states, plus North Dakota, and Oklahoma, due to their strong connection to Plains Nations.

Individual events are shown within a rectangular area. For information on meaning of differented colored lines and backgrounds read Event Details Explained

One of the best pages to explain the history of Pow Wows and details of each of the types of dances.

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Nebraska has four reservations inside the state and one on the state border.

  1. Omaha Reservation, Macy, Nebraska in N.E. Nebraska is on the border next to the Missouri River.  The reservation borders the Winnebago Reservation to its north.  Pop: 2500. Omaha NationPonca Website
  2. Winnebago Reservation, Winnebago, Nebraska in N.E. Nebraska is on the border next to the Missouri River.  The reservation borders the Omaha Reservation to its south.  Pop: 1200, 27,000 acres.  Website.
  3. Santee Sioux Reservation, Niobrara, Nebraska is on the Nebraska-South Dakota border in N.E. Nebraska.  The border between the states is actually Lewis and Clark Lake.  The Santee Reservation is attached at the western end of Lewis and Clark Lake.  If you like Native American art, you will find the hidden bargains of the U.S. here.  Stop and ask for info if it isn't obvious.  Do you know why the Santee Natives were there first? Pop: 600, 18,000 acres. Website
  4. Fox-Sac Reservation is located at the southeastern tip of Nebraska.

Our northern neighbor state (South Dakota) has three reservations on its southern border.  People living on the southern edge often cross over into Nebraska.  Those reservations are 1)  the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, near Chadron, Nebraska, 2) Yankton reservation on the northern shore of Lewis and Clark Lake, and 3) Rosebud Reservation just north of Valentine, Nebraska.  Rosebud covers over 1,000,000 acres, and is divided into three sections to allow three different branches of Sioux to live in their own sections.  Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota are the three languages used.  There are several attractions on and around the reservation.  The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum should not be missed.

South Dakota also has six other reservations; just south of Pierre, there is the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Reservation.  North of Lake Pierre is the Cheyenne River Reservation, and joining its north side is the Standing Rock Reservation, which extends into North Dakota.  The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Reservation is in South Dakota's northeast corner.  The smallest is the Flandreau Reservation north of Sioux Falls on the Big Sioux River.

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