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Red Cloud - 1822-1909 - Oglala Sioux leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
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Geronimo - 1829-1909 - Apache leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
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Sitting Bull - 1834-1890 - Hunkpapa Sioux leader. - Move mouse pointer over name to see comment.
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Chief Joseph

 

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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. Some events have two different colored lines. The color of the outermost box 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 additional green dashed border inside indicates the event has been canceled. An event may also be postponed. In this case, the color is a solid green color. It may be postponed for the year, or it may be rescheduled for a later date in the same year.  Occasionally, an event comes to an end permanently, although we may not have the information that informs us that is the case. For each 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 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.

June

May




Four Bears Pow Wow
(17th Annual ???)
(Last weekend in May)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 24-26, 2019
(was 1-3 days ago)

4 Miles West of New Town, ND
Hwy 23
Four Bears Village, ND

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Derek:
701-627-8305






Southern Ute Bear Dance and Pow Wow 2019
(Memorial Day Weekend)
Confirmed:
Friday, Saturday
May 24-25, 2019
(was 2-3 days ago)

Southern Ute Indian Tribe
56 Ouray Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Edward Box:
970-563-2984






12th Annual For The People Powwow
(Memorial Day Weekend)
Confirmed:
Saturday, Sunday
May 25-26, 2019
(was 1-2 days ago)

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
1445 Fairgrounds Road
Jefferson City, MO

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Greg Olson:
573-814-9135






June




19th Annual Indian Market & Powwow
(1st weekend in June)
Confirmed:
Saturday, Sunday
June 1-2, 2019
(in 5 days)

Fort Restaurant
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, CO 80465

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Chelsea Coe or Jordan Blakesley:
303-658-0605









63rd Annual Prairie Band Potawatomi Powwow
(First Weekend in June)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 31-Jun 2, 2019
(in 4 days)

Prairie Peoples Park Kansas
12305 150th Road
Mayetta, KS 66509

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
888-727-4946 ext. 7657














46th Annual Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi
(Follows Graduation)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 14-16, 2019
(in 18 days)

Piwa Wiconi Powwow Grounds, Oglala Community College
3 Mile Creek Rd
Kyle, SD 57752

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
605-455-6000





52nd Annual Wakinyan Cangleska Wacipi
Unconfirmed (rule not known):
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 21-23, 2019
(in 25 days)

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

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





Annual Porcupine Paha Yamini Wacipi
(Third weekend in June)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 14-16, 2019
(in 18 days)

Porcupine District Pow Wow Grounds
3457 BIA Road 7
Shields, ND 58568

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
701-422-2002





2019 Twin Buttes Pow Wow Celebration
(Third weekend in June)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 14-16, 2019
(in 18 days)

Pow Wow grounds
BIA Rd 22
Twin Buttes, ND

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Russell Gillette or Jessica Howling Wolf:
701-421-7670 or 701-421-6173

More info











38th Annual Plains Indian Museum Pow Wow
(Third weekend in June)
Confirmed:
Saturday, Sunday
June 15-16, 2019
(in 19 days)

Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Hunter Old Elk:
307-578-4012









Fort Randall Casino Indian Day Celebration PowWow
(26th Annual ???)
(4th Weekend)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
June 21-23, 2019
(in 25 days)

Fort Randall Casino
38538 Hwy 46
Pickstown, SD 57367

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
(ask for Pow Wow Commitee member):
605-487-7871









60th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Pow-Wow
(4th Weekend)
Unconfirmed (but based on
4th Weekend rule):

Fri, Sat, Sun
June 21-23, 2019
(in 25 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










147th Annual QuaPaw Pow Wow
(First Thursday through Sunday in July)
Confirmed:
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
July 4-7, 2019
(in 38 days)

PDF File Flyer
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
5681 South 630 Road
Quapaw, OK 74363

(Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)
Mike Shawnee (Pow Wow Chairman):
918-724-6403









5th Annual Wakpamni Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
(First weekend in July)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 5-7, 2019
(in 39 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





16th Annual Greenwood Wacipi - Traditional
(First weekend in July)
Confirmed:
Fri, Sat, Sun
July 5-7, 2019
(in 39 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











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 477 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.

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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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