WYOMING – This summer, don’t miss one of three chances to witness and share a true Wyoming cultural experience at a Native American Tribal celebration near you in the Wind River area.

First, Wyoming’s largest powwow—the 60th Eastern Shoshone Indian Days—will take place June 21-23 with the first grand entry at 7pm on opening night. Note, this event has been moved up one week from its usual scheduling. The 3-day event kicks off with a Boys & Girls Club Youth Contest Powwow on Thursday, June 20, at 7pm.

Also, join the Northern Arapaho tribe at one of their powwows this summer. The Ethete Celebration is July 26-28, and the 65th Northern Arapaho powwow is August 30 – September 1.

These powwows are free and open to the public. See a complete schedule of events.

If you can’t attend one of the powwows, plan to attend a weekday dance performance. See the Northern Arapaho Song & Dance at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton every Tuesday night at 6pm, or the Eagle Spirit Dancers in Lander at the Museum of the American West Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

You’ll meet the dancers, learn about the dance styles, and you can even join in the Circle or Friendship Dance at the end.