Quantcast

142 year powwow tradition continues in Quapaw, OK - KOAM TV 7

142 year powwow tradition continues in Quapaw, OK

Updated:
A 142 year tradition continues tonight in Quapaw, OK. 

Quapaw tribal members celebrate their heritage all weekend with a powwow. 

With around 100 different tribes represented, the colorful festivities usually include dancing in the evening. 

Tribal members say maintaining the powwow is important to preserve their tribe's history and pass on traditions to their children.

"I like to see how different people dance because everyone has their own style," said Alayah Johnson Jennings, 2014- 2015 Quapaw Tribal Princess.  "I like all their regalia, patterns and designs because it's fun to look at them."

Many of the dancers were taught their routines at a young age, as soon as they learned to walk.

Because each tribal family has its own designated colors and patterns, each dancer outfit is unique.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Bourbon County Bridges

    Bourbon County Bridges

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-02-24 04:02:35 GMT

    Bourbon County, Kansas has two bridges that state inspectors have deemed fractured critical. That means they're still operational, but will eventually have to be replaced.

    More >>

    Bourbon County, Kansas has two bridges that state inspectors have deemed fractured critical. That means they're still operational, but will eventually have to be replaced.

    More >>
  • PSU Student Takes Her Research to the Capital

    PSU Student Takes Her Research to the Capital

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-02-24 00:24:09 GMT
    "It's just listening to the birds, what ever you see..record it. And record the location of where you're at. And it's just really really beautiful to see the sun rise" PSU Senior, Kelly Mallatt wasn't just bird watching. She spent her summer waking up before dawn, researching the plants and birds at 22 different spots in Tar Creek. "We were standing in one spot and if we heard or saw a bird, we would record what we heard or saw and we would do that three times in t...More >>
    "It's just listening to the birds, what ever you see..record it. And record the location of where you're at. And it's just really really beautiful to see the sun rise" PSU Senior, Kelly Mallatt wasn't just bird watching. She spent her summer waking up before dawn, researching the plants and birds at 22 different spots in Tar Creek. "We were standing in one spot and if we heard or saw a bird, we would record what we heard or saw and we would do that three times in t...More >>
  • City of Neosho Reaches Settlement With Veterans Group

    City of Neosho Reaches Settlement With Veterans Group

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:15 PM EST2018-02-24 00:15:58 GMT

    "It was a black eye on Neosho," says Neosho's mayor.

    More >>

    "It was a black eye on Neosho," says Neosho's mayor.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.