“Honoring Our Spiritual Leaders and Future Generations”
When: July 5th, 6th & 7th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 2019; Gates open at 10 a.m. daily; Grand Entry procession at 1 p.m. daily
Admission: (Credit Cards accepted): General Public - $12; Children under 12 yrs/Seniors ages 62 yrs+ - $10; Children
5 yrs & younger – Free
Where: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Powwow Grounds – 483 Great Neck Road-South, Mashpee, MA 02649
Who: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe & Members of visiting Tribes
Master of Ceremonies: Annawon Weeden
Host Drum: Ho Chunk Village
Head Judge: Toni Weeden
Arena Director: Eleanor “Toodie” Coombs & Brian Weeden
Head Dancers: Will be chosen daily
What: The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hosts their 98th Annual Powwow, an event that celebrates the heritage and culture of the “People of the First Light” and features three days of solemn, spiritual and festive activities. Highlights include Traditional Dance, Traditional Drumming, the exciting Warwick Gombey Dancers from Bermuda, foods prepared by all Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal vendors, as well as craft stands operated by Native Peoples from across the country.
Visitors will have a chance to participate in Inter-Tribal dances and Eastern Social musical performances.
Dance competitors in all categories will be eligible for cash prizes.
A Mashpee-style Clam Bake, will take place on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased through the weekend.
The crowning of the “Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow Princess 2019-2020” as well as “Little Miss Wampanoag” will take place on Sunday, following the reigning 2018-2019 Princesses’ farewell speeches.
The 2019 Powwow Committee includes Chair, Cassie Jackson, Vice Chair, Delscena Hicks, Secretary, Carla Riley, and Committee members Eleanor Coombs, LaVerne Floyd and Winona Hendricks. The Committee also includes tribal council co-liaisons Brian Weeden and Edwina Graham.