10 Pow Wow Do’s and Don’ts

Photo courtesy Smithsonian

Indian Country Today

Serious and not so serious tips on how you should act at pow wows

There will invariably be things you should and shouldn’t do in certain settings. That said, here are just a few tips to help you along the pow wow trail.

  1. Do: Wear a roach.

  1. Don’t: Smoke one.

  1. Do: Paint your face.

  1. Don’t: Mimic this one.

  1. Do: Eat fry bread.

  1. Don’t: Over do it.

  1. Do: Wear buckskin.

  1. Don’t: Wear this.

  1. Do: Cheer on the dancers.

  1. Don’t: Come prepared to cheer like this.

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