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National Powwow


National Powwow
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The National Powwow is a three-day celebration of Native American Culture sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. The event features Native Americans from across the United States and Canada competing in categories including Men and Women’s Golden Age (55 and over); Men’s fancy dance, grass and traditional (Northern and Southern); Women’s jingle dress, fancy shawl and traditional (Northern and Southern); Teens (13-17); Juniors (6-12) and Tiny Tots (5 and under). More than $125,000 in prize money will be awarded to the top finishers in each category.

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The National Powwow will also include authentic Native arts and crafts that may be purchased directly from over 40 award-winning jewelers and artisans. Native food vendors will be selling Indian tacos, frybread and corn soup.

Dates and Hours

August 10-12, 2007
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Verizon Center, 601 F Street N.W., Washington, DC.

The closest metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown. Free Shuttle Bus Service will run every half hour between the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall and the Verizon Center beginning at 10 a.m. from the south side of the museum on Maryland Avenue.


$15 Adults; $12 Children (ages 4-11) and Seniors (65+), 3-Day Pass, $36. Tickets are available through TicketMaster or by phone at 202-397-7328, 703-573-7328, or 410-547-7328.

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