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In Wind River Country, WY a Different Powwow can be Experienced Every Week During the Summer.

Fremont County, WY - In Wind River Country, a different Powwow can be experienced every week during the summer. Powwows can be traced back to pre-European times when Plains Indians used dance to honor tribal members, recognize important events, and seek protection for warriors and hunters. Today, Powwows have become an important way for Native Americans to keep their culture and traditions alive.

Now through September you can experience a true cultural event by attending a powwow on the Wind River Indian Reservation. It’s a chance to learn about other cultures, but it’s one of those educational experiences that is so entrancing you keep wanting to learn and see more.


JUNE
June 30
Riverton Northern Arapaho Native American Song and Dance: Traditional Indian Dances, 6-7pm, every Tuesday. Free. Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Highway 789. 840-5805, or visit windriverhotelcasino.com

June 17, 24
Lander Eagle Spirit Dancers traditional Native American Indian Dancing at the Museum of the American West. 7-8:30 pm. Outside benches. Free. 1445 West Main St. 335-8778, museumoftheamericanwest.com

June 26-27-28
Ft. Washakie 56th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Powwow, & Indian Rodeo and Relay Races. WY’s largest powwow - over 700 hundred dancers and 15 drum groups competing. Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm & 6pm, and Sunday 5 pm at 19 Old Wind River Highway. 349-7089, info@windriver.org, easternshoshonetribe.org

JULY
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Lander Eagle Spirit Dancers traditional Native American Indian Dancing at the Museum of the American West. 7-8:30pm. Outside benches. Free. 1445 West Main St. 335-8778, museumoftheamericanwest.com

July 7, 14, 21, 28
Riverton Northern Arapaho Native American Song and Dance: Traditional Indian Dances, 6-7pm, every Tuesday. Free. Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Hwy. 789. 840-5805, windriverhotelcasino.com

July 10-12
Ethete Annual Celebration Indian Powwow. Held at Ethete Road and U.S. Hwy.132. 438-3343, info@windriver.org

AUGUST
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25
Riverton Northern Arapaho Native American Song and Dance: Traditional Indian Dances, 6-7pm, every Tuesday. Free. Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Highway 789. 840-5805, windriverhotelcasino.com

Aug. 5, 12
Lander Eagle Spirit Dancers traditional Native American Indian Dancing at the Museum of the American West. 7-8:30pm. Free. 1445 West Main St. 335-8778, museumoftheamericanwest.com

Aug. 27-30
Arapahoe 61st Northern Arapaho Indian Powwow, WY’s oldest Native American powwow. Held at Arapahoe Powwow Grounds (near the Left Hand Ditch Road and Sharp Nose Road intersection.) See hundreds of dancers competing in full colorful regalia. Call 851-7527 for daily Grand Entry times. info@windriver.org

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 17-19 Lander 73rd Annual One Shot Antelope Hunt Annual One Shot Antelope Hunt, Auction, & Indian Ceremonial Dancing.
Lander Community & Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista. Banquet tickets $35. Call for dance time. 332-8190, 332-3356,
332-3892, oneshotpastshooters.com, landerchamber.org

To learn more about Powwows or to download a schedule: Wind River Country

ALL LISTINGS USE AREA CODE 307. All events subject to change. Please confirm the location and all details in advance.

Related Links: Lander Chamber of Commerce, Riverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of Commerce, Destination Dubois

For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.

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