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Cost: $15 to $10

The 72nd Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow’s Summer Benefit features dance and drum competitors, arts, crafts, native foods, music and dance performances, and a daily Sunset Fire Lighting. Proceeds benefit the tribe and the Shinnecock Presbyterian Church.

The Shinnecock Indian Powwow is one of the largest Native American Gatherings on the East Coast. The trees that surround our circle also record our Powwow historical moments within their barks as they grow with the People.

Begins at 3pm on Friday with thei first Grand Entry of dancers from all over the Americas at 7pm. Each day they host competitive dancing, guest entertainment, prayers, ceremonial dances, the acknowledgement of sponsors and visiting dignitaries. They honor veterans for protecting this life as we know it. Grand Entry re-occurs each preceding day at 12:30pm and 7pm with the exception of Monday. Conclude Monday evening at 6pm with the awarding of prizes to their competing drums and dancers.

They host 100 Native American arts, crafts and food vendors from all over the Americas. Cultural enrichment and the opportunity for cultural education abounds as Native American representatives from every region are available to demonstrate and share their stories to all who ask. This celebration of tradition has been fostered by the community leaders and the Shinnecock Church to whom they are forever grateful.

Grounds Open: 
Friday, 3pm
Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am
Grand Entry:
7pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday
12:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Sunset Fire Lighting:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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