Throughout Indian country this long Fourth of July holiday weekend there will be many marvelous opportunities to experience, honor and celebrate Native American culture at a pow wow. Here are just a few of the pow wows happening for you to explore as you travel the pow wow trail.
Northern Cheyenne Fourth of July Chief's Pow Wow & Rodeo
When & where: July 4-7, Kenneth Beartusk Memorial Powwow Grounds, Lame Deer, Montana
Visiting host drum is Young Spirit and all local Cheyenne drum groups are welcome. All Indian singers and dancers are welcome.
For more information: CheyenneNation.com/powwow/powwow.html
115th Arlee Celebration
When & where: July 3-7, Flathead Reservation, Arlee, Montana
"It's always a good feeling to reach this part of the year when we celebrate to follow the footprints of our elders. This is what it's all about! A time to celebrate! As we come into another year we as Native People always lookforward to our ceremonial and traditional gatherings. And, the celebration is just one part of that important cycles of our lives. Our ancestors paved this cultural path for us and we continue paving this path for our future, leaving our faith and trust in the Great Spirit to guide us." — Johnny Arlee
For more information: ArleePowWow.com
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Traditional Fourth of July Pow Wow
When & where: July 5-7, Cass Lake Minnesota
All are welcome at the Leech Lake Band's annual Fourth of July pow wow. Host drum is Leech Lake Intertribal.
For more information: Llojibwe.org/powwow/powwow.html
14th Annual Rosebud Casino Wacipi
When & where: July 5-7, Rosebud Casino Pow Wow Grounds, Mission, South Dakota
Fireworks on the Fourth, with $25,000 in cash prizes.
For more information: RosebudCasino.com
141st Annual Quapaw Tribal Pow Wow
When & where: July 4-7, Quapaw Tribal Pow Wow Grounds, Quapaw, Oklahoma
Gourd dance, war dance, stomp dance and many other dances and songs are featured at the dance. Come enjoy this opportunity to experience Native American culture first hand.
For more information: QuapawTribe.com
For complete listings and related pow wow stories, go to IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com/pow-wow.