44th Annual Tonkawa Tribal Powwow

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Date(s) - 06/22/2018 - 06/24/2018
12:00 am

Ft. Oakland


Tags Fort Oakland Reserve, Native American, Oklahoma, Pow Wow, powwow, Tonkawa Powwow, Tribal

Come out and experience the Tonkawa Tribal Powwow at the Fort Oakland Reserve, an annual tribal celebration featuring Native American dancing, contests, crafts, artwork and food. Dance styles will include straight, fancy, traditional, cloth and buckskin categories.

New Thursday Night Program! Traditional Tonkawa Women’s Contest and Creation Story of the Tonkawa People!

Stick around for a Traditional Tonkawa Scalp Dance during the Saturday night program and a Nez Perce memorial contest Sunday evening. The Nez Perce will be joining the Tonkawa this year in to conduct a memorial ceremony for their people who were left behind.

This year’s event will also include a horseshoe tournament, princess crowning, disc golf tournament and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Please visit our Facebook and our web page, www.tonkawatribe.com, for more event and contest information!

Stick around for a traditional Tonkawa scalp dance during the festival and a Nez Perce memorial ceremony Saturday morning. The Tonkawa Pow Wow also includes a different sporting tournament each day (Basketball, Warrior’s Run, Horseshoes and Disc Golf) and a scout dance.

Fort Oakland Reserve, 1 Rush Buffalo Road, Tonkawa, 74653




Special Chief Joseph Memorial Traditional Contest
Honoring all Tonkawa and Nez Perce Warriors and Veterans Past and Present.
1st $700 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $100

Honoring All Veterans
Saturday: Traditional Tonkawa Tribal Scalp Dance
Veteran’s Dinner served Saturday at 5:00 PM to entire encampment.

Tonkawa Powwow Dance Contest Categories
Note: unless there are 4+ contestants in a category, it will be combined with another.

Junior (7-11) All Categories Combined
$150 – $100 – $75 – $50

Teens (12-17)
Girls Friday: Cloth/Buckskin; Boys Saturday: Straight/Traditional & Fancy
$300 – $200 – $150 – $100

Adult (18-64) Sunday Night
Straight, Fancy, Cloth, Buckskin
$600 – $400 – $200 – $100

Golden Seniors (65+) Saturday Night
All Categories Combined
$400 – $300 – $200 – $100

Other Tonkawa Powwow Details
Free Admission
Free Camping – Electric/Water Hookups
Rations Friday Night 6:00-7:00 PM
Food Vendors
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Youth Activities Saturday

Tonkawa Pow Wow Tournaments All Weekend
Basketball: 9:00 AM Friday
Warrior’s Run: 7:00 AM Saturday
Horseshoes: 8:30 AM Saturday
Disc Golf: 8:00 AM Sunday

Located 1-1/4 miles southeast of the City of Tonkawa (off I-35) and 1/2 a mile south of HWY 60 at Ft. Oakland.

The Tonkawa Powwow is not responsible for accidents or theft. No outside raffles permitted. This is a family friendly event: Absolutely no drugs or alcohol.

44th Annual Tonkawa Tribal Powwow




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