May 19 & 20, 2018 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds
at Paragon Casino Resort on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, Louisiana
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DATE & TIMES:         May 19 & 20, 2018
Saturday 10am-10pm ~ Sunday 10am-4pm

LOCATION:  Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi
Reservation at Marksville, LA, 71351. (Yes, we are back outdoors!)

LODGING: Paragon Casino Resort hotel and RV campground offers a Pow Wow

ADMISSION: General Admission - $5; Children (5 yrs & Younger) - $3; Registered
Drum (singers) and Dancers with numbered credentials will be admitted free.

FEATURED PERFORMANCE: Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE COMPETITION: (13 categories):  Golden Age (Age
50 & Up; 4 categories ~ Men & Women’s Northern and Southern), Adult (Ages 18-
49; Men & Women categories), Junior (Ages 11-17; Boy & Girl categories), Chicken
Dance category - Adult (Age 18+). Tiny -Tots (10yrs. & under on Sat & Sun.). Entry
fee is $5 for dance competition participants.

Northern and Southern categories.


*Competition points start at 1PM Saturday (Grand Entry).

Saturday, May 20 ~ 8:00AM - 12:00PM

GRAND ENTRIES                                      
Saturday, May 20 ~ 1:00PM & 7:00PM         
Sunday, May 21 ~ 12:00PM (Noon)                        
Pow Wow ends @ 4:00PM                        

The Pow Wow features over 35 food and craft vendors.

Pow Wow Education Day – Children, parents, and families are invited to a FREE
Open-to-the-public Education Day ahead of the 23rd Annual Tunica-Biloxi Pow
Wow on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chief Joseph
Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi reservation. Call Elisabeth
Pierite-Mora (319) 240-6432. Event includes pow wow dance demonstrations,
singing, and craft demonstrations.

Pow Wow Host Hotel: Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place,
Marksville, LA, 71351. Call (800) 946-1946. Rates are subject to tax and fees.
Hotel Rooms - Thursday & Sunday (May 17 & 20) - $79.99 and Friday &
Saturday (May 18 & 19) - $89.99.  Refer to code WOWM17G

RV Cabins $74.95 and RV Slips $15.30. Refer to code TWOW18.

For more information contact John Barbry at (800) 272-9767, ext. 6414, or or go to

2018 Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Head Staff

Head Lady
Tonya Moore
Stillwater, OK

Head Man Dancer
Patrick Moore
Stillwater, OK

Arena Director
Bill Takes Horse
Colbert, OK

Head Dance Judge
Randy Frazier
Oklahoma City, OK

Head Drum Judge
Bert Polchies
Waite, ME

Head Gourd Dancer
Timmothy Dennett
Bossier City, LA

Northern Host Drum
Medicine Tail Singers
Flomaton, AL

Southern Host Drum
Cozad Singers
Hominy, OK

Rob Daugherty
Bristow, OK

Tim Tall Chief
Jones, OK