The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow, formally known as the Seneca Casino Veteran's Pow Wow, is an annual contest pow wow in honor of our veterans.

“Joe” was a member of the Seneca Nation's Snipe Clan and was born on the Cattaraugus Territory. He was a member of the Iroquois Post #1587 and served in several positions with them. He started serving in the military in 1950 with serving two tours of duty during the Korean War and also served in the Vietnam War. During his active duty in the Navy, he served on eight warships, including the U. S. S. Little Rock. He retired in 1997. Throughout his career, he earned numerous honors.

Our annual pow wow is possible through the hard work of Iroquois Post 1587 as well as support from the Seneca Nation and the Seneca Allegany Casino.

The Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow is held every year at the Veterans Memorial Park in Salamanca, NY, the 3rd weekend of July.

The mission of our website is to provide information pertaining to the latest news, registration process, and to provide a written history of our earlier pow wows. Please explore our website and check back often as there will be many updates. See you this summer!


WGWE Interview with 2015 Pow Wow Committee

2015 Pow Wow Registration Information & Schedule of Events

Registration Information

Dancers $10 per category (you can register for both powwow and smoke dance competitions but must pay for each).

Registration open Fri 4PM-8PM, Saturday 10am – 12 noon.

Drums $10 per singer.

Schedule of Events

powwow schedule

Dinner Bids Wanted for 2015 MJC Pow Wow

Pow Wow Vendor Proposal(2)

Pow Wow Vendor Proposal Flyer

General Rules To Know

  1. NO Alcohol
  2. NO Drugs
  3. NO Pets WILL BE PERMITTED ON GROUNDS
  4. The arena is blessed and therefore reserved for dancers, drums, and ceremony only
  5. Please stand quietly and remove hats during special songs and prayer songs (Grand Entry, Flag Song, Veteran’s Song, Memorial Song, etc)
  6. Photos are not permitted during prayer/invocation and honor songs
  7. Please ask permission before you take photos of individuals

THESE RULES OF ETIQUETTE EXIST TO ENSURE THE ENJOYMENT, SAFETY AND RESPECT OF ALL IN ATTENDANCE.

New Event Information

The following has been added to the schedule of Pow Wow activities:

Sober 49 Inaugural Seneca Redrum Hellbender Run
Hosted by Seneca Strong
Food – Soda – Singing – Drumming – Sobriety
Saturday, July 18 @ 10:30 PM
Allegany Community Center Gazebo
3677 Administration Drive, Salamanca, NY
Sponsored by Redrum First Nation Motorcycle Club – Seneca Chapter
Saturday, July 18
7am Registration, 9am Kickstands Up
100-mile motorcycle ride leaving from the Pow Wow Grounds