ABOUT THIS YEAR’S EVENT
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 24th Annual Pow Wow, May 18-19, 2019, at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on our reservation near Marksville, LA. American Indian singers, dancers and crafts people from throughout North America will converge on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation to celebrate Tunica-Biloxi and other Native American cultures. The Pow Wow represents an annual homecoming for the Tunica-Biloxi people. We welcome the public to be part of our celebration and learn about the multi-cultural traditions of Native Americans.
An important component of our American Indian festival is the Pow Wow Education Day program on Native American folklore, music and dance for children from Avoyelles, Rapides and surrounding parishes on May 17th at the Pow Wow Grounds. Tunica-Biloxi and other native people from various tribes present information highlighting history and lifeways from their traditions. This free program is a rare and valuable opportunity for students to learn firsthand about Indian cultures from native people.