How are you spending your fourth of July? We think there’s no better way to spend your 4th (and 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th for that matter) than by enjoying some great food, music and dancing at a pow wow.
Here are a few happening today and for the rest of the week. If you’re nearby, check one out!
140th Annual Quapaw Pow Wow
When & Where: July 4th-7th — Tribal pow wow grounds, 5681 S. 630 Road, Quapaw, Oklahoma
The Quapaw Intertribal Dancers and the Northern Drum Redland will be on hand as the host gourd for this wonderful, historic pow wow.
Contact: Leonard Smith 918-210-8680, Jim Greenfeather 918-541-5558 and Everette Bandy at 918-924-9698
The 114th Annual Arlee 4th of July Celebration
When & Where: July 3-8, Arlee Pow Wow Grounds, Arlee, Montana
Starting with the July 3rd Camper’s Day and memorial, and highlighted by the July 4th Snake Dance and honoring of Veterans, the 114th Annual Arlee 4th of July Celebration is a can’t-miss week. There will be a parade, an Old Style day (when everyone comes and shares different songs and dances) and the choosing of Miss Salish Pend d’Oreille to name a few great events.
Contact: Salisha Old Bull 406-370-3634
The Northern Cheyenne’s 4th of July Chief’s Powwow & Rodeo
When & Where: July 5-8, Kenneth Beartusk Memorial Powwow Grounds, Lame Deer, Montana
Traditional, Grass, Fancy and Jingle dancing, plus an Indian National Finals Rodeo event–what more could you ask for the day after the 4th of July? Plus, one of your masters of ceremonies is Don “Pork Chops” Shoulderblade, with visiting host drum Young Spirit. It’s gonna be a good time.
Contact: Jace Killsback 406-477-4857