U.S. government agents in the late 1800s determined to stamp out Indian culture, including traditional ceremonies. But how could they say no when leaders of the Salish-Pend Oreille tribes asked permission to celebrate the nation’s birthday? The Arlee Pow-Wow continues to blend the customary and contemporary over the Fourth of July weekend.
This year marks the 222nd Arlee Celebration. It is the premier annual celebration of the Salish and Pend d'Oreille tribes, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Nation. The Pow Wow includes drumming, singing and dancing contests, gambling, food, arts and crafts, and a big July 4 parade.
2018 Event Schedule
221st Annual Arlee Celebration Tentative Schedule (*Apologies on the font and Salish Spellings. The special characters required to accurately portray Salish are posing a challenge to the Web site)
Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
Snake Dance & Veterans Honoring
Thursday July 5th, 2018
Friday July 6th, 2018
Saturday July 7th, 2018
Sunday July 8th, 2018
***Schedule subject to change***