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Red Cloud - 1822-1909 - Oglala Sioux leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
Red Cloud

 

Geronimo - 1829-1909 - Apache leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
Geronimo

 

Sitting Bull - 1834-1890 - Hunkpapa Sioux leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
Sitting Bull

 

Chief Joseph - Move mouse pointer over name to see quote.
Chief Joseph

 

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Events
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PowWows

Each of the Pow Wow info blocks below are displayed for approximately 45 days prior and throughout the event. Some larger events with websites are displayed much earlier to help with vacation planning (as much as 150 days).

 Each event is outlined in a box. If an event date has been confirmed, the background color of the entire box will have a blueish cast to it. Keep in mind that even though an event is shown as being confirmed, sometimes the event cooridinators will still change the date, but not inform us, so make sure you verify a date before showing up.

Some events have two different colored border lines. The color of the outermost border indicates whether there is a web address for the event. The box color will be either Gold or Red. Gold is for events that have a web site. Red indicates there is no web site, so you cannot click the details to get more information. For those that do, the text and link is in lilac color, with the Gold border; the others are in light blue, with a Red border.

 If the event has two border lines, the inner box line color provides more information. An event may be canceled. In this case, the inside box is a solid cyan color. It may be canceled for just one year, or it could be canceled for all future events. An event may also be postponed. In this case, the inside box is a dashed purple color. It may be postponed for the year, or it may be rescheduled for a later date in the same year. Cyan = Canceled. Purple = Postponed.

Occasionally, an event comes to an end permanently, although we may not have the information that informs us that is the case. Every year, each event has to be confirmed to ensure the dates are correct. If we cannot locate information that confirms an event is still going on three years in a row, there is a good change the event has ended permanently but we do not know the details about its demise. In that case, the inner box color will be Indian Red. You should take this into consideration if you are planning to attend one of these events.

Regardless of the other details, if an event date has been confirmed, the background of the box will have a blue cast to it.

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3rd Annual (Oglala Lakota) Veterans Wacipi
(Second weekend in June)
Original date confirmed but postponed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 12-14, 2020
(in 6 days)

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Pine Ridge Powwow Grounds
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Julian Spotted Bear 605-407-2853
Veterans Shelter 605-867-2466




















35th Annual 2020 Iowa Tribal Powwow
(Third weekend in June)
Original date confirmed but postponed (date T.B.D.):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 19-21, 2020
(in 13 days)

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Bah-Kho-Je (Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma) Powwow Grounds
335600 E. 760 RD
Tryon, OK 74875

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Lori Murray, Chairman:
918-644-2095

More info





53rd Annual Wakinyan Cangleska Wacipi
Unconfirmed (but no rule to base on for this year):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 19-21, 2020
(in 13 days)

Ring Thunder (Mellette County)
Ring Thunder Rd
Ring Thunder Township, SD

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
605-828-3919


























61st Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Pow-Wow
(4th Weekend)
Unconfirmed (but based on most recent confirmed year:
4th Weekend):

Fri, Sat, Sun
June 26-28, 2020
(in 20 days)

Wind River Indian Reservation
19 Old Wind River Hwy
Fort Washakie, WY

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Weasel Mann or Waylon Large:
307-314-5541 or 307-349-8031









July
















6th Annual Wakpamni Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
(First weekend in July)
Unconfirmed (but based on most recent confirmed year:
First weekend in July):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 3-5, 2020
(in 27 days)

Wakpamni Lake Area
North Side of Hwy 18 in town
Dakota St & 2nd St
Batesland, SD 57716

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Sandy Two Lance at 605-407-7712
Robert Two Crow at 605-441-2521
Wilma Standing Bear at 605-288-1922





17th Annual Owakpawui Wacipi - Traditional
(First weekend in July)
Unconfirmed (but based on most recent confirmed year:
First weekend in July):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 3-5, 2020
(in 27 days)

Greenwood, SD Pow Wow Ground
38965 County Road 2
Wagner, SD 57380

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Doris Cook 605-469-6191
Kenny Cook 605-491-4849
Ida Ashes 605-481-0066


























58th Annual Flandreau Santee Sioux Wacipi
(Third Weekend in July)
Unconfirmed (but based on most recent confirmed year:
Third Weekend in July):

Fri, Sat, Sun
July 17-19, 2020
(in 41 days)

Wacipi grounds north of Flandreau off Hwy 13
Flandreau, SD 57028

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Mike Wakeman at 605-530-0236 (not reachable)
Sylvia at 605-573-4195


BackHomeNatives

Vásquez's attack on North American Natives

1540-1542

Starting in Mexico, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado* entered what is now the United States near the bend at the bottom edge of Arizona.  Vásquez along with around 100 men* headed north ahead of the others.  Encountering several villages of small and medium size, Vásquez was sure Cibola existed further north.  Reaching the pueblo villages of Hawikuh and Halona (now Zuni, New Mexico), Vásquez felt the Cibola he searched for had been found.  The people resisted and fought back with fervor.  Undaunted, Vásquez's army powered with crossbows proved their superiority over the bow and arrow, continuing to fight until he overpowered the village.  In the aftermath, the gold he sought was not there.

Based on rumors of the riches at the Kingdom of Tequayo, Vásquez followed the Rio Grande to the east.  Instead of a kingdom, Vásquez found the mud villages of the Tewa natives.  Frustrated by not discovering the riches he hoped for, Vásquez camped out while sending out excursions in all directions.  To the north, Cicuye To the south, Albuquerque.  Areas around Albuquerque and as far as the Grand Canyon were searched for the fabled riches without luck.

To the northeast of Albuquerque, Vásquez came to the Kuauna pueblo near Bernalillo, a pueblo village having more than 1,100 rooms.  Angered by resistance, Vásquez killed and took prisoners.  Still no riches.

Survivors hid waiting for Vásquez to leave the area.  It is said that around this time, one of the prisoners let it be known that he knew of a place where the riches did exist called Quivara  Some speculate it was a plot to lead Vásquez away.

The expedition entered Texas to the pueblo of Floydada, where another battle ensued.  At the end of the battle, still no gold.  At this point, Vásquez was frustrated, his troops tired.  It was clear that 2,000 troops weren't needed to overcome such small odds.  All but around 30 were sent back to Mexico as Vásquez, the prisoner, and the others headed north, theoretically now in search of Quivara.

The exploration crossed over into Oklahoma approximately at the north east corner of the top of the rectangle, continuing north over the thin strip of Oklahoma into Kansas.

After entering into Kansas, Vásquez visited the areas around Liberal, and on to Lyons without any gold or riches.

The prisoner's fabled Quivira story was looking thin.  His purpose served and seeing the end, he admitted the charade and paid the ultimate price.

Vásquez traveled further to verify the rumors were in prophecy only before returning back along an almost identical path back into Mexico.  It has been speculated that Vásquez may have reached Nebraska, however, there is little evidence to support the claims.  Vásquez's steps were traceable, the exploration left evidence all along the way.  At every battle encounter, the evidence continues to be uncovered 478 years later.

In the end, Vásquez's encounters were no different than his predecessors in the southwest.  Even though the mountain of gold was not discovered, the golden Midwest was.

Additional Reading  Back to the top of this page.

Both Liberal and Lyons, Kansas have Vásquez de Coronado museums.

Coronado National Memorial in Arizona
Coronado State Memorial in New Mexico

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