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Event Celebrating America’s Indigenous Tribes Coming to Queens Farm This Week

The public will get a chance to see people from more than 40 different American Indian tribes come together at the Queens County Farm Museum this week (Photo: Dominick Totino)

July 20, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

An annual event that celebrates native Americans is returning to Queens this week.

The event, called the Thunderbird American Indian Powwow, will see dozens of different American Indian tribes come together at the Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., from July 23 through July 25.

Members of each tribe will be dressed in colorful native regalia and will showcase their culture to Queens residents. A lot of the attire is made with buckskin, feathers, ribbons and beads.

The members will perform traditional dance, song and music with loud drums while a number of vendors will offer hand-made jewelry, artwork and authentic native American Indian food. A large ceremonial bonfire will also be lit to mark the occasion.

“This year we are thrilled to be able to bring the community together again for the Powwow – it is an incredible experience!” said Sarah Meyer, director of communications and sales at the Queens County Farm Museum.

It will be the 42nd time the Thunderbird American Indian Powwow will take place at the farm which helps reconnect the tribes every year. The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic.

Organizers say that more than 40 Indian nations will be represented at the powwow including the Hopi, Winnebago, Cherokee, Kiowa, Lakota, Navajo, Santo Domingo, Taino, Matinecock, Shinnecock, SanBlas Kuna,  Rappahanock, Choctaw, Osage and Delaware nations.

Tickets are required to gain access to the event and can only be purchased online by clicking this link.

Tickets are priced at $15 each for adults and $8 each for children (ages 2-12). Three-day passes are also available priced at $30 per adult and $16 per child (ages 2-12).

A Lakota Native American Man at a Powwow event (Photo: Andrew James via Unsplash)

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