Photos: Shinnecock Nation 69th Annual Powwow

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 has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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

  • September 7, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    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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