Coushatta Powwow

Coushatta Powwow
Friday, Jun 9, 2023 at 3:00pm
Coushatta Casino Resort
777 Coushatta Dr

We are very excited about our 26th Annual Powwow. Come Join us June 9th & 10th in Kinder, Louisiana. Bring the Entire Family!

The Coushatta Powwow is one of the largest in North America, and is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Be sure to witness a Grand Entry, a rhythmic march that opens the competitions, when all of the dancers in full regalia claim the Dancing Ground to the accompaniment of tribal drums and singers.

This is a family-friendly event offering a look at the fascinating culture and heritage of Native Americans.

Drum Competitions

Feel the Power & Excitement

The drum is the heartbeat and central pulse of the Powwow.

There are always one or several groups of singers who sing as the beat in unison to the rhythm on a large drum. Each drum has a lead singer and a “second” who repeats the lead line on a different or similar key.

Good drums are always in demand at powwows and become very popular. Drums take turns and often a certain drum is requested for a particular song. Drummers are usually men but women may also drum and sometimes an all women’s drum group is seen.

Drum groups play different kinds of songs, many are very old and traditional. Songs are sung four times a sacred number in Indian tradition. Most songs have no actual words, but are syllables that carry the melody and meaning of the song. These syllables are called vocables. Songs are sung in English or Native languages.

PAYOUTS - Singing Contest (Southern & Northern Separate)

1st -  $8,000

2nd -  $6,000

3rd -  $4,000

4th -  $3,000

5th -  $2,000

Minimum six singers

Dance Competitions

Two Days of Color and Excitement

For hundreds of years, the many tribes of Native Americans have expressed their cultural diversity through dance. The beauty, artistry and athleticism are demonstrated in the dance competition.

Various styles and dress demonstrate ancient rituals, traditions and spirituality.

At the Coushatta Powwow dancers compete for thousands of dollars of prize money. See cultural demonstrations and ceremonial tributes. Read more information about the traditional dances and customs. All in the comfort of our 3,600 seat-climate-controlled pavilion!

Event Schedule

26th Annual Coushatta Powwow: June 9-10, 2023

General admission at the gate is $8 per day. Ages 6 years & under get in free.

Purchase tickets at the gate on the day of event.

Native American Crafts & Food

Dance & Drum Competitions

Registration Hours

Friday 3pm-7pm | Saturday 10am-12noon

Friday, June 9

5pm - Gourd Dance

7pm - Grand Entry 

Festival Dates: June 9-10, 2023

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