A Pow Wow I’ve enjoyed through the years… you should check it out!

The “Kiheka Steh Indian Club PowWow” – Skiatook, Oklahoma

On October 23, 1969, a new Indian Club called Kihekah-Steh (Tall Chief) Club of Skiatook, was formed. The members set as their purpose the promotion and preservation of the culture of the American Indians and the honor of all service men.

Every year since the club’s organization, the Kihekah-Steh Pow-Wow has been held to remember with honor Chief Ki-He-Kah-Steh and all service men. The Annual Pow Wow is generally held toward the end of July, and is a three-day celebration.

The Grand Entry parade will start at approximately 8 p.m. each evening. The IICOT Color Guard, a Native American Veteran Color Guard, will present the colors.

Gourd Dancing by the Osage Gourd Clan will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Stomp Dance will be held Friday and Saturday nights. Other dances, including the Round Dance, War Dance, Snake Dance, Brush Dance, and Two Step, and songs will be featured during the three-day Pow Wow.

Concessions, arts, and crafts will be available at the dance grounds throughout the three days of the Kihekah-Steh Pow Wow.

Dance Contests will include:

  • Sr. Straight
  • Sr. Traditional
  • Sr. Cloth
  • Sr. Fancy
  • Sr. Buckskin
  • Jr. Straight
  • Jr. Traditional
  • Jr. Cloth
  • Jr. Buckskin
  • Jr. Fancy
  • Stomp Dance Etiquette

  • All people are generally welcome to be active dance participants.
  • Bring a lawn chair to set up at an unoccupied area on the peripheral of the circle.
  • Do not join the dance until the leader’s ground members are on the floor.
  • Women who are not shaking shells should not join the dance until the majority of shellshakers are on the floor and should never get in front of a shellshaker.
  • Adhere to the intermittent male-female dance formation (i.e., a man should not join the dance behind another man, a woman should not get behind another woman).
  • Very short dresses, skirts or shorts are not appropriate attire.
  • After the dance has ended, return to your chair.
  • Address: The dance grounds are located 5 miles north of Hwy 20 on Javine Hill Rd, then west on 193.
    Phone: 918-396-3702 (Always call and confirm events.)
    Admission Fee : Free Admission – Free parking

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