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Prize-Money Increased for Drums at 'Tribes' Powwow
August 26 2014

Prize-money for drums increased at ‘Tribes’ powwow
BISMARCK (UTN) – The United Tribes International Powwow Committee has increased the amount of prize money for drums at the upcoming United Tribes Powwow, raising total winnings offered to the highest ever.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation, $18,000 awaits the top drums performing September 4-7 in Bismarck.

Winnings of $7,000 will go to the number one drum in the singing contest; $5,000 for second; $3,000 for third; $2,000 for fourth; and $1,000 for fifth place.

The United Tribes Powwow is a contest powwow that attracts upwards of 1,000 participants. It is the last of the large, outdoor powwows of the season on the northern Great Plains.

Total prize money for all singing and dancing categories is $115,000, the highest amount of prize-money offered in the event’s 45 year history.


The powwow committee has named North Bear from Wyoming as the host drum for the four-day event.

The event also includes an intertribal Hat and Boot dance special, along with a tribal horse song drum contest.

For more information, visit the powwow website: http://www.unitedtribespowwow.com/.
Winning the 2013 singing contest at ‘Tribes’ powwow was the group Young Bear, Mandaree, ND.  United Tribes News photo DENNIS J. NEUMANN
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