141st Ponca Celebration starts Thursday

Team Radio Marketing Group - August 23, 2017 12:19 pm

The 141st Annual Ponca Celebration will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the historic White Eagle Park south of Ponca City.

MCs will be Kinsel Lieb and Lester Eagle. Head singer is Littlebear Littlecook.

Head Man Dancer will be Graham Primeaux. AD’s will be Stanley Smith and Michael Snake, and Water Carriers will be Charles and Patrick Warrior.

Competition, subject to change, includes:

Golden Age Men, Straight & Single Bustle

Men’s, Single Bustle/Straight/Fancy

Men’s, 55 and Over Fancy Dance

Golden Age Women, Southern Cloth and Buckskin

Women’s, Buckskin/Southern Cloth

Teen Boys’, Fancy/Straight/Single Bustle and Grass

Teen Girls’, Cloth/Buckskin/Jingle and Fancy Shawl

Junior Boys’ Combined — Junior Girls’ Combined — Tiny Tots — Jingle and Fancy Shawl Special

Feather Pull (18 and over Fancy Dancers Only)


Princess competition

Tiny Tots (6 and under)


Junior Boys’ combined/Junior Girls’ combined

Teen Boys Fancy

Teen categories


Women’s categories

Jingle and Fancy Shawl Special (19-54)

Feather Pull Special


Men’s Categories

Golden Age categories

(Golden Age 55+) (Adults 19-54) (Register on night of contest) (One category only)

(Individuals competing in the Feather Pull are exempt from the One Category Only rule)

Each evening will start at 7 p.m.

Host Hotel is Osage Casino.

141st Annual Ponca Celebration

Thomas Roughface Arena (South Arena) at 1 p.m.

Thursday –Calling all New Dancers and War Dance

Friday – Pa’Tha’Ta, Scalp Dance

Saturday – Veteran’s Day

Sunday – Ponca Day, Head Staff recognition and give-aways

Flag Raising

7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday

Thursday – Thomas Primeaux

Friday- Ernie Blueback

Saturday – Leonard Biggoose

Sunday – Fred King

Kick-Off Activities

Thursday, Aug. 24 – Walk to Fight Diabetes! 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Walking Track (Behind Wellness Center in White Eagle Community)

Aug. 24-26 – 2017 Amateur Arts/Crafts/Literary Free Fair at Ponca Tribal Affairs Dining Hall. Deadline for submissions is Friday Aug. 25 at noon. Judging will be Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26 – Youth Olympics at White Eagle Park. Lots of fun and activities for all youth! For more information contact Nellie Roughface, Youth Outreach Director at (580) 762-3096

Other Celebration Activities

Friday and Saturday starting at 10 a.m., rations will be delivered to camps, only ACTIVE fireplaces will be issued rations. Decisions of committee reps will be final.


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