Powwow Etiquette

Powwows offer a great opportunity for the people of many nations to gather in celebration. Bold, bright, brilliantly colorful—these are occasions of social and spiritual significance to be shared by everyone. Those who attend these events are swept up in admiration of the skills of the dancers, the drums, and the singers. This is an experience everyone should have.

Like all such gatherings, powwows have expected behaviors from those who take part in the activities. For the newcomer who wants to avoid inadvertently giving offense, there are a few simple rules to remember. These can be found on at least the following two sites:


Following these guidelines will help you have a wonderful experience at the powwow. Enjoy!

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