Shinnecock Powwow
The Shinnecock Nation hosted more than two dozen different dance competitions at their 69th Annual Powwow over Labor Day Weekend.

The Shinnecock Indian Nation hosted tribes from throughout North America at the powwow grounds on the Southampton reservation over Labor Day Weekend, for the 69th year in a row.

The Shinnecock Powwow is considered one of the finest powwows in the country, and participants in more than two dozen dance competitions came from as far away as Hawaii and Mexico to visit with other tribes and compete, dressed in traditional regalia that they’ve spent countless hours tending to and caring for.

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Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

One thought on “Photos: Shinnecock Nation 69th Annual Powwow

  1. Spectacular photo shoot, Beth! The detail in all the regalia is breathtaking, and SO glad this tradition continues – great to see the photos, especially of the youngest generation participating – reminds me of when my grandparents brought me to my first Shinnecock powwow in 1968 when I was 13. Beautiful!

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