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Event Announcement

Meskwaki Nation

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the afternoon session of the 105 Annual Meskwaki Powwow, scheduled to occur on Friday, August 9, has been canceled. This will affect Friday afternoon’s session only. Friday evening’s Grand Entry will be held at 7 PM. All other sessions scheduled for Thursday, August 8 through Sunday, August 11 will be held as planned.

We invite you to join us for any or all of the other sessions scheduled. Grand Entry will be held at 1 PM and 7 PM daily. Watch while Native American singers and dancers perform traditional songs and dances in their most beautiful regalia. Also enjoy historical exhibits, arts and crafts, food and fun.

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The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (A.K.A. the Meskwaki Nation) is the only federally recognized tribe in Iowa. By holding cultural events like the Annual Powwow, we wish to share with others what is truly distinctive about the Meskwaki way of life, while promoting equality and encouraging cultural awareness. We consider the powwow a time of reaffirmation of hope, kinship, and friendship. We invite you to join us.

Originally known as the "Green Corn Dance", the Meskwaki Annual Powwow is a time of celebration historically associated with harvest. It is held on the southernmost portion of the Settlement, adjacent to the Iowa River. Follow the signs from the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel to the powwow grounds, four miles west of Tama.

Please plan a visit to see the powwow this weekend as we hope you will experience an exciting moment with the Meskwaki Nation and capture a glimpse of our culture and traditions. For more information, visit