17th Annual Powwow

Tesoro Living History ExperienceA Living History Experience
Special Engagement!

The 17th Annual Powwow Weekend

Tesoro Cultural Center PowwowOur Living History Experience has an American Indian focus all three days of our Opening Weekend, with a Demonstration Powwow on Friday and Sunday, and a Contest Powwow on Saturday.

Open to the Public!
Admission: $5
Children 12 and Under: Free
Friday, June 2, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:00am – 3:00pm
Demonstration Powwow 
11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Contest Powwow All Day
10:00am – 3:30pm

This Contest Powwow event includes:

  • Grand Entry at 11:00am
  • The American Indian Veterans of Colorado Color Guard
  • Host Northern Drum – Mile High Drum
  • Host Southern Drum – Cozad Jr’s. Drum
  • Powwow Contest in multiple Categories for Golden Age, Men’s, Women’s, Teens, Juniors, and Tiny Tots
  • Several Dance Categories including Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Shawl & Jingle
  • 2017 American Indian Veteran Honoring Ceremony in Recognition of Armed Forces Day
  • Remembering The Brave – Native American Hall of Heroes Memorial Panels
  • HawkQuest – Live Birds of Prey
Contest Powwow Flyer PDF

Here is the Flyer >

Powwow Sponsorship

Here is the form >

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This Living History Experience Includes

  • Hands-On Activities for all ages
  • An introduction to Shinin’ Times narrated by Sam Arnold (as shown on PBS)
  • National Park Service documentary film Bent’s Fort, The Sand Creek Massacre and the Civil War
  • Mini exhibits on the cultural diversity of early Colorado
  • Short films including Early Spanish Settlers of Colorado, The Utes, and The Kiowa People
  • Bent’s Quarters Trade Room with its collection of medicinal herbs, beads, buttons, china, calico, tobacco twists, sugar cones, tea bricks, and more!
Indian Artists All Weekend

Jesse Hummingbird >

Andy Marion >

Eddie Morrison >

Historic Interpreters

William Bent of Bent, St. Vrain & Company (Fri & Sat)
Ceran St. Vrain of Bent, St. Vrain & Company
Beaver Trapping & Storytelling with Uncle Dick Wootton (Sat)
Opposition Trading (Fri)

Food trucks will be on site!


The Fort Restaurant, Morrison, CO
See the map on our Contact Us page >

Tesoro Cultural Center Powwow

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