Home of the Champions

We would like to welcome you to the 45th Annual United Tribes International Powwow held at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The Powwow is held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota and has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. Representing over 70 tribes, featuring over 1500 dancers and drummers, and drawing over 20,000 spectators the Powwow has become a must-see event!

 

The Powwow is also listed on the US Festivals and Events website. You can click the image to the left for more information, or you can go to their website at http://FestivalsandEvents.com.

  We are All Related
"We Are All Related"
Artwork by Butch Thunder Hawk, Standing Rock Lakota/Dakota Nation


SPECIAL EVENT!!!

INTERTRIBAL HAT & BOOT DANCE SPECIAL
and TRIBAL HORSE SONG DRUM CONTEST ◄
~ FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY ~

Sponsored by Hearts Roping Club

The United Tribes International Powwow honors the people, traditions and nations of the Plains Horse Culture with an Intertribal Hat & Boot Dance Special and Horse Song Drum Contest during the 2014 powwow. Grab your spurs and join us for some excitement and fun!
Open to Dancers of All Ages who dress in Tribal Dance Regalia along with
Hats, Boots, Spurs and other Horse-Culture Attire.

 

• Dancers must register and dance on call during Friday, Saturday, & Sunday performances
• Drums must register and present Tribal horse songs of choice

Hat & Boot Dance Special
1st Place:  $1,200  •  2nd Place:  $800  • 3rd Place:  $600  •  4th Place:  $400

Tribal Horse Song Drum Contest
1st Place:  $1,200  •  2nd Place:  $800  • 3rd Place:  $600  •  4th Place:  $400

   

 

        ~ Plains Horse Nations Remembered ~

“Tribes” Powwow takes place where horses used to roam. Over one-hundred years ago, tribal hunters and warriors galloped across this grassy plain near the Apple Creek and Missouri River. The 10 acre expanse at the center of the college campus was once the parade grounds of the military post Fort Lincoln.
Here is where dancers and singers display their talent in Lone Star Arena at powwow time. But the horse culture is still with us!
This picturesque setting is where the fort’s horses marched on display. This is a place where bare-back riders chased-down buffalo on the hunt, and where warriors maneuvered aboard their mounts in battle. This place calls us to remember!
The horse is our close relative. It was venerated on horse stick effigies and with special ceremonies. Horses and warriors of distinction were honored with “wild horse rider songs.”
Many of those who attend the powwow and many of our UTTC students over the past 45 years descend from Tribes connected culturally and spiritually to the Horse Nations of the northern Great Plains.
United Tribes and its sponsors and friends invite people of all Nations and cultures to join us in the humble spirit of “We Are All Related” for this dance and drum special.

 
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