Welcome to the 2023 Medicine Lodge Intertribal Powwow, a signature Peace Treaty event!
The community of Medicine Lodge, Kansas is honored to host your visit.
Medicine Lodge Intertribal Powwow
At the Powwow Grounds at Memorial Peace Park
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, September 23 and 24, 2023
3073 SE US HWY 160 Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
CONTESTS / PAYOUT
- ALL are urged to participate in the Calling Song at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Medicine Lodge public enjoys the colors and grandeur of a Grand Entry and our Calling Song is advertised as such.
- ALL contestants must register prior to your contest.
- Visit the powwow office for your access to the other FESTIVAL events happening in the Medicine Lodge community over powwow weekend.
Saturday & Sunday
- Tiny tots: 5 and under
- Youth: 6-12 – combined
- Teens: 13-17 – combined
- Golden Age 55+: combined
- Adult Men 18-54: 3 categories
- Adult Women 18-54: 3 categories
2 p.m. Gourd Dance
5:30 p.m. Supper break
7 p.m. CALLING SONG
Golden Age contests
2 p.m. Gourd Dance
4 p.m. CALLING SONG
|Head Singer||VERNON COZAD|
|Head Gourd Dancer||CJ AHTONE|
|Head Man||JOE BOINTY|
|Head Lady||MELANIE MOTAH|
|Arena Director||CHRISTOPHER NOLAN|
|Arena Director||WILLIAM LASITER|
|Head Cook||SHERRY LASITER|
|Powwow Coordinator||SIDNEY TOPPAH|
|Powwow Chairman||DAVID COLBORN|
Anyone wearing regalia is invited to walk in the SATURDAY Morning Main Street Parade at 10 a.m. Parade participants from the powwow grounds will dance at the drum during
one stop along the 3-block walking route. It’s simple — please register for the parade at the powwow office from 9 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning; the powwow parade shuttle leaves the powwow grounds PROMPTLY at 9:30 a.m. Payout upon return.
All authentic vendors leaving in good standing following the 2023 powwow shall receive a priority, early vendor registration opportunity for the upcoming 2024 Peace Treaty Pageant and Powwow. The pageant has been held for almost 100 years and takes place only every three years. It is a significantly larger event than our annual powwow and 2024 anticipates much larger crowds.
Ask Deb for more information.
VENDOR REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
You must speak directly with David or Deb to reserve a powwow vendor space. The vendor contract includes a 10’x20’ CRAFT VENDOR BOOTH SPACE at the 2023 Medicine Lodge Intertribal Powwow. CALL David or Deb to discuss the fee PLUS a donated item to the committee for raffles. An electrical outlet (120 volts) is provided for cash register and/or lighting purposes only. You will need to supply your own extension cord to utilize the electric outlet. The committee does not provide tables or canopies.
Verbal vendor commitment to David or Deb is required by by September 7, 2023. Consideration will be given to requests when determining booth locations, however the Powwow Committee will make the final decision.
Not responsible for accidents and/or thefts.
Absolutely no alcohol or drugs allowed.