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.

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

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2016 Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow Promo

Pow Wow Admission Information for 2016

Admission Information

  • Free Admission Friday Night
  • Free Admission for all Veterans & Active Military (must show ID)
  • Free Children 4 and under
  • Adults $10
  • Adult Two-Day Pass $15
  • Students (5-17) & Seniors (60+) $5

2016 Marvin Joe Curry Veterans Pow Wow Information – Prizes, Contests, & More

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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