PowWows.com Celebrates 25 Years – 1996 – 2021

PowWows.com Celebrates 25 Years – 1996 – 2021

Posted By Paul G June 15th, 2021 Last Updated on: July 7th, 2021

PowWows.com was born by a happy accident in 1996.  Now 25 years later we are the leading community for Native American culture.

Back in 1996, I was in graduate school and decided to teach myself how to build web pages.  I built pages about topics I was involved in – Pow Wow dancing and vintage Star Wars toy collecting (yes, I'm one of those Star Wars geeks).  The Star Wars page is still out there as it existed in 1996.  The Pow Wow immediately began to attract visitors.  Quickly after building the first pages, I added a forum and our community began.

You, our Pow Wow Nation, have propelled PowWows.com into what it is now.  

I want to celebrate those 25 years with you.

Over the next few months, I have some exciting plans for our celebration including an amazing contest, announcements, new features, and more.

Let's start with the biggest contest PowWows.com has ever had.

What would a great prize to celebrate 25 years?

How about 25 Pendleton blankets!

That's right, you can enter below for your chance to win one of 25 blankets. 

25 different people will win a new Pendleton Blanket.



  • 1st Prize – Courage to Bloom Blanket
  • 2nd Prize – Pilot Rock Blanket
  • 3rd Prize – Big Medicine Blanket
  • 4th Prize – Shared Spirit Blanket
  • 5th Prize – Fire Legend Blanket
  • 6th Prize – Yakima Camp Blanket
  • 7th Prize – Yakima Camp Blanket
  • 8th Prize – Yakima Camp Blanket
  • 9th Prize – Yakima Camp Blanket
  • 10th Prize – Yakima Camp Blanket
  • 11th Prize – Thunder Basket Throw Blanket
  • 12th Prize – Thunder Basket Throw Blanket
  • 13th Prize – Fossil Spring Throw Blanket
  • 14th Prize – Fossil Spring Throw Blanket
  • 15th Prize – Crescent Butte Throw Blanket
  • 16th Prize – Star Guardian Crib Blanket
  • 17th Prize – Morning Cradleboard Crib Blanket
  • 18th Prize – Moon Dance Crib Blanket
  • 19th Prize – Wind Riders Crib Blanket
  • 20th Prize – Sunrise Crib Blanket
  • 21st Place – Prairie Rush Hour Crib Blanket
  • 22nd Place – Woodland Neighbors Crib Blanket
  • 23rd Place – Chief Joseph Crib Blanket
  • 24th Place – Chief Joseph Crib Blanket
  • 25th Place – Big Medicine Crib Blanket

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Bernadine Martin

since these blankets are all different, it would be interesting to see what you would get in a blind draw. the meaning behind the blanket! waiting on my dna from ancestry!


Not available in Belgium😕


Can’t use the code either


ty for letting me learn


another Invalid code again today


received another Invalid code again today

Joyce Smith

Help! I had over four hundred entries and in trying to screenshot the bonus entry that you asked for, I accidentally erased all of them! I’m upset! Can I get them all back? I love this site and visits it everyday. PS Thanks for letting us know the Bonus Code could be anywhere.

Joyce Smith

I get your email every day, but where is the Code Number. I found it a couple of times and entered it but for the last few times I sure can’t find it!

Patricia Cipolla

some of your codes given are invalid, the one for this is and also the codes that have a “2” in them seem to type with a small 2 on this computer and says invalid, don’t know if its my computer or your site but the 2 types in correct on other places

Mia Harley Whitewolf

HI Paul. Can you please send me the entry code for today? I was just waking up and missed my code. Ty.

Roberta Hagood Henry

Migwetch for the 25th anniversary

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