Pow Wow Dance Styles | Types of Native American Dancing

Learn more about the different dance styles at Pow Wows!

Explore the history and stories of the dances, browse photo galleries and watch videos of each dance style!

Pow Wow Dances

Today's Pow Wow Dances have evolved over time.  Many of the styles are a combination of several tribal traditions blended together for the modern Pow Wow.  

At some Pow Wows you'll see dances from the tribes in that region.  For example, in California Pow Wows you are likely to see Bird Dancing. In Oklahoma you will see Gourd Dancing featured at Pow Wows.  

What is a Pow Wow?

Pow Wow Dance Styles

Men's Dance Styles

Women's Dance Styles

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