Please be respectful of our drummers and dancers; do not touch the drums, our feathers or our dance regalia without permission.
The drum is the heart beat of our nation. Our songs, our dances and our regalia honor our connection with the Creator, our ancestors and our families.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Dance regalia represents different styles of dances. Regalia is handmade, and each dancer
decides which colors and designs represent them best.
Yes! You can take pictures. Listen for permission from the Master of Ceremonies who will let
everyone know when photos are not allowed. If you want a photo of a particular dancer,
please ask them for permission first. It’s nice to be nice!
Yes! You can join in and dance in your tennis shoes and jeans. We have many songs especially
for this—they are called “Intertribal” songs. Everyone is welcome to join in the circle during
Intertribals. Listen for the Master of Ceremonies—he will let you know! Please note: everything we carry in our hands while we are dancing is offered up freely to the Creator to take if the Creator chooses. Please do not carry children in the circle.
Yes! We have Princesses with crowns and Braves with title sashes. These are youths who have
competed among their peers for the honor of representing their communities or schools as
they travel to powwows.
Yes! We welcome your questions! We are here to celebrate together. We are all here to meet,
visit, dance, sing and have fun.