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28th Annual Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast
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28th Annual Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast

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"The Dream" original artwork used for the 2018 Tamkaliks Nez Perce Celebration poster

Each July, the 360 acre property "Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland" becomes a place of reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of walw'waama, the Wallowa country.

Three days of dancing and drumming at the outdoor, shaded arbor. Other events include a Horse Parade, Washat services in the Longhouse and a Friendship Feast. This meal includes traditional foods, prepared in the traditional way, which are complimented by side dishes brought by guests & the local community.

Descendants, locals and visitors attend together. Vendors offer food, native crafts & craft supplies, and other goods. Tent & dry RV camping is welcomed and free of charge for this celebratory weeked.

Emcee's Fred Hill & Thomas Morningowl


Friday, July 20th
7pm Roll Call - Social Dancing (Don't miss this if it's your first pow wow)

Saturday, July 21st
9am Horse Parade
1pm & 7pm Roll Call - Contest Dancing
War Bonnet Special - Must be 18 to enter, $1000 Prize Money

Sunday, July 22nd
9am Washat Services
12pm Friendship Feast
2pm Roll Call - Championship Dancing

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