This weekend marks the 18th annual Tutxinmepu Powwow at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.
My family went last year and it was a blast. The whole event is on the main floor of the dome with the dancing on one side and vendors on the other.
The line for fry bread was so long but worth it.
The problem with events like this is I can’t tell you what it’s going to be like, I can only tell you what it’s been like previously. This is a great opportunity to learn about Native American costume and music. Everyone I spoke to last year was open to talking about their culture and the various differences between tribes.
It’s a child friendly event. Some dances are open to everyone so there is an opportunity to really experience everything first hand.
Doors open at 2 pm on Saturday with Grand Entries at 3pm and 8pm. If you come at 2 there is a long wait before dancing begins but it is a good time to enjoy the vendors and food if don’t want to miss any of the dancing.
On Sunday there is only one Grand Entry at 1pm.
The event is free to the public. For more information visit the website.