Red Cloud - 1822-1909 - Oglala Sioux leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
Red Cloud


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Event Details Explained



Logo-Seal for 1st Annual School's Out Powwow.
School's Out Powwow
(School's Out Powwow in May)
Confirmed (2022):
May 14, 2022
(was 7 days ago)
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Mid-America All-Indian Museum
650 N. Seneca
Wichita, KS 67203

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Logo-Seal for Four Bears Pow Wow.
Four Bears Pow Wow
(Memorial Day Weekend)
Confirmed (2022):
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 26-29, 2022
(in 5 days)

4 Miles West of New Town, ND
Hwy 23
Four Bears Village, ND

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Logo-Seal for Northern Cherokee Pow Wow & Gathering.
Northern Cherokee Pow Wow & Gathering
(Third weekend in June)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2020):

Fri, Sat, Sun
June 3-5, 2022
(in 13 days)

Northern Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex
578 E. Hiway 7.
Clinton, MO 64735

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Yanase Ulv (Buffalo Sister):

Chief Grey Elk

Logo-Seal for 22nd Annual Indian Market & Powwow.
Indian Market & Powwow
(1st weekend in June)
Confirmed (2022):
Saturday, Sunday
June 4-5, 2022
(in 14 days)

Fort Restaurant
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, CO 80465

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Chelsea Coe or Jordan Blakesley:

Logo-Seal for 35th Annual 2022 Iowa of Oklahoma Tribal Powwow.
2022 Iowa of Oklahoma Tribal Powwow
(Always Third weekend in June (Father's Day weekend))
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 17-19, 2022
(in 27 days)
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Bah-Kho-Je Chena (Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma) Powwow Grounds
335600 E. 760 RD
Tryon, OK 74875

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Lori Murray, Chairman:

Tosha Gaines:

Logo-Seal for Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi.
Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi
(48th Annual ).
(Follows Graduation)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 17-19, 2022
(in 27 days)

Piwa Wiconi Powwow Grounds, Oglala Community College
3 Mile Creek Rd
Kyle, SD 57752

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Wakpa Was’te Wacipi
(8th Annual ).
(Fourth Weekend in June)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2019):

Friday, Saturday
June 24-25, 2022
(in 34 days)

Tatanka Numpa Pow Wow GroundsRed Shirt Table Community
Tatanka Numpa Pow Wow Grounds
Red Shirt Table, SD 57738

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Lorri Ann:

Jake Yellow Horse:

Mary Belt:

Logo-Seal for Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Pow-Wow.
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Pow-Wow
(25th Annual ).
(4th Weekend)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 17-19, 2022
(in 27 days)
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Peoria Pow Wow Grounds
60610 East 90 Road
Miami, OK 74354

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Donna Fitzgibbon, Kevin Dawes, Shelly Downs:


Wakpamni Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
(7th Annual ).
(First weekend in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2019):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 1-3, 2022
(in 41 days)

North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Wakpamni Lake Area
North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Dakota St & 2nd St
Batesland, SD 57716

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Sandy Two Lance:

Robert Two Crow:

Wilma Standing Bear:

Owakpawui Wacipi - Traditional
(18th Annual ).
(First weekend in July)
2022 Event date is unconfirmed (but based on the most recent confirmed year (2019):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 1-3, 2022
(in 41 days)

Greenwood, SD Pow Wow Ground
38965 County Road 2
Wagner, SD 57380
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Doris Cook 605-469-6191

Kenny Cook 605-491-4849

Ida Ashes 605-481-0066

Logo-Seal for QuaPaw Pow Wow.
QuaPaw Pow Wow
(149th Annual ).
(First Thursday through Sunday in July)
Confirmed (2022):
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
July 1-4, 2022
(in 41 days)

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
5681 South 630 Road
Quapaw, OK 74363

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Mike Shawnee (Pow Wow Chairman):

Logo-Seal for Rosebud 4th of July Wacipi.
Rosebud 4th of July Wacipi
(22nd Annual ).
(4th of July Weekend)
Confirmed (2022):
Sat, Sun, Mon
July 2-4, 2022
(in 42 days)
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Rosebud Casino Grounds
30421 US Highway 83
Valentine, SD 69201

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Karen Hallock:

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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 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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