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28th Annual Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast

  • Tamkaliks Powwow Grounds 70965 Whiskey Creek Road Wallowa, OR, 97885 (map)
"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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Earlier Event: July 20
Visitor Center Open