Jul 23 2023
Season 4, Episode 16 Anadarko’s 88th Annual American Indian Exposition, Tanner Mahseet (Apache) and Bambi Allen (Kiowa & Comanche)
It’s one of the largest all-Native run events in the nation - it’s Anadarko, Oklahoma’s 88th Annual American Indian Exposition, August 2nd-5th, 2023 and YOU are invited!
Check out the event’s Facebook here Anadarko Indian Exposition 1935: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066746045395&sk=photos
In this episode, I speak with Expo leaders, Tanner Mahseet (Apache), President and Bambi Allen (Kiowa), Secretary about:
• The history of Anadarko, where more American Indians reside per capita than anywhere in the world.
• The history of the Expo itself, the famous people in the Expo parade over the years.
• What the Expo means to our Plains Tribes and other tribes.
Come join us for:
• Our parade (August 2nd and 5th at 10:00 am in downtown Anadarko)
• The fair, which includes dancing (gourd dance, fire dancing, traditional, fancy dance, northern), powwows, archery competitions, Indian relay horse racing, art, jewelry, FRYBREAD!,
• This year’s attending “Indian of the Year” – Lane Factor from FX’s Reservation Dogs!
• The always-anticipated mud men!
• The Anadarko Chamber of Commerce will also have a town-wide event featuring live bands, drinks on the patios of the streets and more
• McKee’s Indian Store’s grand re-opening!
Parade Tribal Lineup: Caddo, Fort Sill Apache, Osage, Delaware, Ponca, Wichita, Pawnee, Kiowa, Apache, Comanche, Cheyenne & Arapaho, Iowa, Sac & Fox, Otoe Missouri
You’ll also hear some tips on:
• What to wear
• Where to park
• Powwow etiquette
• Cost: there’s no charge for the parade, nor for the fair (there is an entry fee for the horse racing and powwow)
• Where to stay (Chickasha, Lawton and camping at the fairgrounds)
• Historical and interesting places to visit while in Anadarko, such as the Southern Plains Indian Museum and more!
This event is for ALL so please join us and I hope to see you there!
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