Pow Wow Dances

Learn about the different pow wow dance styles and social dances, honor dances, war dances, and more.

Recent Posts

The gourd dance and gourd dance rattles

The Gourd Dance is not an intertribal or competition “Pow Wow Style” of dance. Gourd Dances are held regularly by several groups especially in Oklahoma. Today the dance is being done at some Pow Wows before, after, and between intertribal … Continue reading

Kiowa Gourd Dance Society history and traditions

A Kiowa gentleman explains about how the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society began, who is allowed to join this society, and the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society traditions.

Hoop Dance

In Anishinaabe culture, a Manitou named Pukawiss, brother of Nanabozho, and born to live amongst the people, created the hoop dance.

Owl Dance
Old Style Side Step Jingle Dance
The Crow Hop
The Round Dance
Team Pow Wow Dancers
Cherokee Butterfly Legend
Crow explanation of how the ladies Fancy Shawl Dance competition began
Dance Regalia of the Fancy Shawl Dancer
How the women’s Fancy Shawl Dance is Judged