Powwows can be traced back to pre-European times when Plains Indians used to dance to honor tribal members, recognize important events, and seek protection for warriors and hunters. See the attached powwow flyer to find your opportunities to see one this summer.
Today, powwows remain an important way for Native Americans to celebrate their culture and traditions while rekindling social ties and making new friends.
Remember that at each powwow you visit, things will be slightly different based on tribal customs. Be respectful of the uniqueness of each tribe. You can read all about proper powwow etiquette and courtesies here.
May through September you can experience real cultural events by attending powwows and dance events on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Bring the family to watch living history in motion. It’s one of those educational experiences that’s so entrancing you’ll want to keep learning and see as many as you can of them while you’re in the heart of Wind River Country.
About Wyoming’s Wind River Country/Fremont County
Go beyond Yellowstone to Wyoming’s Wind River Country. This is authentic Wyoming, where the landscape and lifestyle provide room to breathe. Access world-class playgrounds for fishing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, hiking, and much more. Open the doors to the past on South Pass, the gateway to the West. Uncover an art scene that will surprise and inspire you and learn about Native American culture on the only Indian Reservation in the Cowboy State. Find more inspiration at WindRiver.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Read more of our news here.