Jun 12, 2013
Coushatta Tribe to Host Powwow August 2-3, 2013
Kinder, LA—The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will host its powwow in The Pavilion at Coushatta August 2-3, 2013. Admission for spectators is $5 per day; children ages 6 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Purchase tickets at the gate on day of event.
Coushatta Powwow Schedule of Events August 2-3, 2013
Friday, August 2
Gates open 4:00pm
Gourd Dancing 5:00pm
Grand Entry 7:00pm
Saturday, August 3
Gates open 10:00am
Gourd Dancing 11:00am and 5:00pm
Grand Entry 12:00noon and 7:00pm
Closing Ceremony 12:00midnight
Coushatta’s powwow is considered one of the largest Native American gatherings in the southern United States, where world champion Native American dancers and singers gather to compete for over $64,000 total prizes in a family-friendly 2-day event. Men, women, and children representing different tribes from throughout the United States and Canada wear their traditional outfits and enter the Dancing Ground in a circular parade during Grand Entry, a processional march accompanied by tribal drums and singers. Handcrafted jewelry, beaded moccasins and colorful feathered regalia with intricate details adorn the dancers––each is hand-made or passed down as heirlooms through their family. Tribal drum groups compete and provide music and songs for the dance competitions. Exhibition dances and specialty dances showcase each age category during the event.
A popular feature is the marketplace showcasing Native American food: Indian frybread, Indian tacos; authentic Native American arts and crafts: turquoise and silver jewelry, hand-made beaded items, the famous Coushatta long-leaf pine needle baskets, and more. Find more information online at www.coushattapowwow.com.
Coushatta Casino Resort is located in Kinder, Louisiana on US Highway 165 (I-10 exit 44) and features over 2800 slots and more than 70 table games including live poker, plus live bingo and off-track betting. Phone 1-800-584-7263 for more information, or visit the website at www.coushattacasinoresort.com.