Inter-Tribal Powwow

The Inter-Tribal Powwow highlights Native American culture from across the United States. Indigenous people gather here for dancing, singing, drumming and honoring ancestral traditions. Dancers go head-to-head in thrilling competition for top honors and over $35,000 in prize money. Bring your own seating. No pets allowed.

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About the Powwow

Friday, August 30, 2024
4 – 6:30 PM

Friday, August 30, 2024
Dancer Registration: 4 – 6:30 PM
Supper Break: 6 – 7 PM
Grand Entry: 7 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2024
Gourd Dance: 2 – 5 PM
Supper Break: 6 – 7 PM
Grand Entry: 7 PM

Cherokee Nation Cultural Grounds
16967-16999 W 810 Rd
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Two grand entries in full regalia to qualify for contest. Points given for each grand entry. All decisions are final by committee. Adult Men’s & Women’s 1st Place – $1,000

Golden Age Combined (Ages 62+) & Adult (Ages 18 – 61)
Southern Straight, Northern Traditional, Fancy Grass, Chicken Dance
Women: Southern Buckskin, Cloth, Northern Traditional Fancy, Jingle, Cherokee Tear Dress*

Teen (Ages 13 – 17) & Junior (Ages 7 – 12)
Southern Straight, Fancy, Grass, Northern Traditional
Girls: Cloth, Buckskin, Shawl, Jingle

Tiny Tots (Ages 0 – 6)
Open to all children in dance clothes

*Cherokee Tear Dress dancers must be a Cherokee Nation, EBCI or UKB citizen