2019 Mahkato Pow Wow

Event Dates: 
09/20/19 - 09/22/19
2019 Mahkato Pow Wow
September 20-22, 2019
Land of Memories Park
Mankato, Minnesota
You are invited to the 47th Annual Mahkato Pow Wow on September 20-22, 2019 at the Land of Memories Park in Mankato, Minnesota, honoring the “Dakota 38”. Folks come from South Dakota, North Dakota, all into Canada, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Montana, and in Minnesota. People from all over the country like to travel to the Mahkato Pow Wow, because it’s one of the last outdoor traditional powwows.
The idea of the Mahkato Pow Wow started in 1972 with Amos Owens, Bud Lawrence and Jim Buckley who had a vision and a focus regarding reconciliation. To bring awareness back to Mankato, despite the 1862 hanging that took place here in December (1862). That’s a tough deal, especially when the Dakota were exiled from the state of Minnesota. It then becomes a homecoming for a lot of Dakota families.
Grand Entries:
To many the Grand Entry is the highlight of the Mahkato Pow Wow. There will be four grand entries. This is the time you see all the dancers form a line. They follow all our veterans color guard, who carry the flags. And the Eagle Staff.
Friday at 7 PM
Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM
Sunday at 1 PM
General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend
All must pay with the exception of the following:
Children 12 and under get in free
Seniors 60 and older: $5.00
Dakota Wokisuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park)
Amos Owen Lane
Mankato, MN 56001
Directions: For those coming to the Mahkato Pow Wow from 169 heading south into Mankato: Cross over the Blue Earth River on 169/60 and proceed down the short incline. There is a sign on the right side of the road saying Land of Memories Campground with an arrow pointing to the right. Get in the right hand turn lane and turn right. Then take the first left. You will go up a small hill, over some railroad tracks and into the campground.
For More Information:
General Info: Dave Brave Heart: Call507-514-5088 Email Mahkato.Wacipi@gmail.com
Volunteer Opportunities: Alice DeYonge: Call 507-726-6047 Email alicedey@frontier.com