WEFOUNDPow Wow: And Other Yakima Indian Traditions



Friday - Grand Entry at 7 pm. Saturday - Grand Entry at 1 pm & 7 pm. Sunday - Grand Entry at 1 pm.  

American Indians from Tribes across Oregon and the United States celebrated their shared history during the fourth annual Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations Pow Wow held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 28.

With tables in the atrium of the fairgrounds’ Salem Pavilion, many of the five sponsoring western Oregon Tribes showed their histories and cultures as hundreds came by for the pow wow inside. About 50 vendors – all with Native-made goods – dotted the outside circle with their wares.

Tribal Elder Patsy Pullin attended the pow wow, visiting family and friends from her home in Carson City, Nevada, where three of her children and six grandchildren reside. She did not come to sing or dance , she said, because she remains in mourning for a year to honor the recent passing of her husband, Gene, who was “a wonderful, honorable man.”


Friday - Grand Entry at 7 pm. Saturday - Grand Entry at 1 pm & 7 pm. Sunday - Grand Entry at 1 pm.  


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