The 18th Annual
Indian Market & Powwow
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2018 Indian Market and Powwow a resounding success! We will have the details of our 2019 Event as they become available!
Artists shown above: Jesse Hummingbird, center; Pahponee, right.
A Celebration of American Indian Art, Culture, and Dance!
Award-winning American Indian Artists will sell and demonstrate their art in a show juried by the Council for Indigenous Arts and Culture. A powwow dancing competition will be held both days honoring American Indians and all veterans who have fought for our freedom. There will be live eagle and hawk demonstrations courtesy of Hawkquest both days.
Saturday and Sunday,
June 2 & 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Open to the Public!
Children 12 and Under: Free
The Fort Restaurant,
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, CO 80465
See the map on our Contact Us page >
Here is our current list of attending artists, we will be updating as artists are added:
Contest Powwow Flyer PDF
Members-Only Patron Party
The festivities for this event will kick off with a Tesoro Member-Exclusive Meet the Artists Patron Party on Friday, June 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Fort (19192 Highway 8 in Morrison). Guests will have the first opportunity to purchase award-winning art, and enjoy live music and entertainment. Fort Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will provided.
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This Weekend Event Includes:
Artist Demonstrations, including pottery, weaving, and more.
Buffalo Dung Pottery Firing demonstration with Pahponee:
Saturday, June 2nd at 11am.
Zia Pottery demonstration with Diana Lucero:
Sunday, June 3rd at 11am.
Navajo Rug Weaving demonstration with Nanabah Aragon:
Sunday, June 3rd at 2pm.
Entertainment and Musical Performances
Red Feather Woman (Lakota/Assiniboine)
Saturday – 2:00-3:00pm
Sunday – 1:00-2:00pm
Internationally known, and two time Native American Music award winning recording artist, Rose Red Elk also known as Wieka Luta Win, Red Feather Woman, is a Native American storyteller, singer, songwriter and author. Born on the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, Montana is an enrolled member of the Sioux/Assiniboine Tribes. Rose has captivated audiences for more than 20+ years, singing and telling traditional stories to children and adults of all ages throughout the United States and abroad.
Red Feather Woman shares her ancestral stories as told to her by her father and grandfather. Her original music with songs that have been gifted to her through dreams while others are inspired by the stories she tells and her life experiences. Red Feather Woman has performed for thousands and has been labeled Master Storyteller. She gives hope for our planet and for future generations.
“Keepers of the Dreams”, her third CD, produced by three times Grammy winner Tom Wasinger (Boulder, CO) won “Best Folk” recording at the 2014 NAMMY Awards. Her most recent project, a six series comic book, entitled “Empowerment Saga”, published by the Department of Interior and OST. She entertains as well as teaches all audiences, the importance of our Mother Earth, and to reflect on each individual’s culture. A truly gifted storyteller will leave you spell bound.
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Adams 12 Five Star Schools Native Education Program
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Native Education Program will lead powwow regalia and dance demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Enrichment provided by:
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Remembering the Brave
- Hands-On Activities for All Ages.
Film Showings of Shinin’ Times narrated by Sam Arnold (as shown on PBS), and the National Park Service documentary film Bent’s Fort, The Sand Creek Massacre, and The Civil War.
2018 Powwow Honoree – Greg Phillips
Greg served active duty in the United States Navy on the amphibious assault carrier USS Nassau (LHS-4) from 1983-1987. From 1987-2005, Greg served in the US Air National Guard and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. Greg is a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa and served as Vice Chairman of the Tribal Council. He currently works for the National Parks Service as a Tribal Liaison. Greg is married and has six children.
Concessions provided by Tocabe (Sunday), Adams 12 Five Star Schools Native Education Program, and The Fort.
Tesoro would like to thank its sponsors for this event including:
- CCI and NEA
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Native American Rights Fund
- Council for Indigenous Arts and Culture
- Kinney Oil Company
- Native American Bank
- Baron Family Foundation
- The Fort
- Univision Colorado
- Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn