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.

Also be sure to check out our Facebook Page to get updates as soon as they are available.

See you this summer!

Join Us.

July 20-22, 2018
Veteran's Park, Salamanca

Get The App.

Stay up to date with live announcements during the event.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Buy Tickets.

Buy tickets before the event and skip the long lines.
Just scan and go.

Buy Tickets

Latest Announcements

Contest Rules & Registration Are Now Available

Dancers can print out a registration form and bring it with them to the Powwow Registration area.

Singers/Drums will sign up at the Powwow Registration area. There is not an form online available for Singers/Drums.

2018 MJC Dance Contest Rules Final

2018 MJC Drum Contest Rules Final

2018 MJC Dancer Registration Form

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Cultural Demonstrations Schedule

Click to download 2018 SINM Cultural Tent Schedule

2018 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Download the 2018 Schedule

2018 Powwow Applications Now Available

Please read the Rules and Regulations carefully. Only FULL applications with FULL payment and proof of enrollment will be accepted.

2018 Non-Profit App & Rules

2018 Food Vendor App & Rules

2018 Crafter App & Rules

2018 MJC Veterans Powwow Flyers

General Flyer

Detail Flyer