(Fort Washakie, WY) – Wyoming’s largest powwow began Friday and continues through today, June 27th. The third and final Grand Entry is happening at noon today. Winners will be announced at the powwow this evening.
The 61st annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days returned this year after being postponed due to the pandemic in 2020. This year’s powwow was organized in less than six weeks, according to emcee George Abeyta. The Eastern Shoshone Entertainment Committee did not receive approval for this year’s event until May.
County 10 attended the first Grand Entry session on Saturday afternoon. Following an invocation by Mary Jane Aoha, the dancers were led into the arena by Fort Washakie’s American Legion Richard Pogue Post 81.
Photos of preparation and Grand Entry are shared below.