The People of the First Light’s Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow has been open to the public since before 1924, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council has sponsored it since 1974. The powwow attracts American Indians in full regalia from nearly every state as well as from Canada, Mexico, and some Central and South American countries.
These traditional gatherings provide an opportunity for tribes to exchange stories and to discuss common problems and goals. Dancing, crafts demonstrations, storytelling, pony rides, a “fire ball,” a clambake, and vendor booths are offered. Kids are encouraged to join in the dancing and nearly constant percussive music.
Held at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds.