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!


Pow Wow Schedule and Map

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Download a PDF version here.

 

Pow Wow Category Groups Explained

 

Pow Wow Category Age Groups Smoke Dance Category Age Groups
 Group  Age Group Age
Youth 5-12 Youth 5-12
 Teen 13-17 Teen 13-17
 Adult 18-49 Jr Adult 18-34
Sr Adult 35-49
 Golden Age  50+ Golden Age 50+
Tiny Tots (Ages 0-4) competitions are combined

There are a few things to note in the table above: (1) The adult group for Smoke Dance has been split due to the amount of participants and (2) Tiny Tots still are a group, but as always, the categories are still combined.

Pow Wow Bus Schedules For STS and OATS

The bus schedule for both STS and OATS is now available.

Dancer/Drum Rules and Registration Now Available

The 2014 Dancer and Drum forms are now available. Please fill out the applicable forms and bring them with you.

2014 Dancer Rules and Registration (Right click and save)

2014 Drum Rules and Registration (Right click and save)

Vendor Spots Are Completely Filled

All vendor spaces have been filled! What a great turn out of applications! There will be a huge variety of Native made crafts and food with over 60 booths set up on the grounds between all of the varieties. Come join us at Vets Park in Salamanca for this huge event- See you July 18, 19 & 20th!