Visiting Cody? Don’t Miss The Plains Indian Museum Powwow
Plains Indian Museum Powwow 2013
Check out some of my photos from the 2013 Plains Indian Museum Powwow:
In addition to the fabulous song and dance that you will be able to watch at The Plains Indian Museum Powwow, you’ll also be able to take your family to the Learning Tipi and speak with Lakota educator Gloria Goggles. She shared a wealth of information with our group about Powwow tradition and is very engaging and funny. You can tell that Gloria loves working with children by her warm manner, and has a trunk in the Tipi containing Powwow regalia that she uses to educate visitors on their history and meaning; kids in particular enjoy seeing the young girls’ dresses. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for yourself and your children for hands-on learning and Q&A!
During your time at Powwow, you’ll also have the chance to shop at over forty vendors offering everything from jewelry to pottery to artwork and much more. I spent a long time looking at all of the booths, and bought some beautiful souvenirs.
I got this lovely necklace ($10), which really appealed to me and was a perfect match for the dress I was wearing! At the same stall, I also picked out some bracelets to take home as gifts – they were 5 for $20. The Plains Indian Museum Powwow is a perfect spot for souvenir shopping – some of the vendors take credit cards, but most are cash-only, so make sure you come prepared so that you can pick up a few treasures.
And you won’t certainly won’t go hungry at Powwow, thanks to the concession stands offering things like Buffalo Burgers, Fry Bread and Indian Tacos. While I was there, I had a burger and chips followed by a fry bread topped with powdered sugar. I wanted to get an Indian taco as well, but when I realized how BIG they were, I knew I’d never be able to finish it because I was already so full! They looked delicious so I’m looking forward to trying one at a later date.
If you’re planning a summer trip to Cody, be sure to add The Plains Indian Museum Powwow to your itinerary!
For More Information:
Plains Indian Museum Powwow admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 7-17; kids under 6 get in free.