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American Indian Intertribal Powwow

September 29 & 30, 2018, at Jamestown Settlement
Louis Campbell - Lumbee head dancer Event Features Song and Dance, Storytelling and Children’s Activities

Jamestown Settlement’s American Indian Intertribal Powwow will return on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, with song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and children’s activities.

Weekend event activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. include:

Singing & Dancing

A Grand Entry with a parade of dancers will take place at 12:30 p.m. each day in a dance circle on the museum mall, followed by an afternoon of singing and dancing until 4:30 p.m.

American Indian Intertribal Powwow drummers

Children’s Activities

Children and families will have the opportunity to make and design their own American Indian rattles.


Vendors on the museum mall will have a selection of American Indian artwork, pottery and quillwork available for purchase.

Powwow T-shirt pre-order

The Jamestown Settlement Gift Shops will be offering a commemorative T-shirt at this year’s event. To reserve one in advance, please send us an email at, and let us know the T-shirt size and quantity. The shirts cost $16.99 (Adult Unisex sizes S through XL) and $17.99 (XXL).

About Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement features an introductory film, expansive exhibition galleries that chronicle the nation’s 17th-century beginnings in Virginia in the context of its Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures, and historical interpretation at outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan Indian village, the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607, and a colonial fort.

Admission, Directions & Hours

Jamestown Settlement, located at State Route 31 and the Colonial Parkway (2110 Jamestown Road), is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The daytime event is included with admission: $17.00 for adults, $8.00 for ages 6 through 12, and children under 6 are free. A combination ticket is available with the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including College of William and Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency.

Dancers participating in the “American Indian Intertribal Powwow” event receive free admission.

The special event is sponsored in part by James City County.

Updated February 2018