The local Indian tribe of Winnebago, Nebraska, known as the Ho-Chunks annually holds a pow-wow, which is a social gathering where all folks can come and have a great time in honor of the tribe?s last war chief, Little Priest. It is now known as the Winnebago Pow-wow and is celebrated for five days during the end of July.
The Winnebago Pow-wow is originally in celebration and commemoration of the bravery and life of Little Priest, also known as Hoonk-Hoo-No-Kaw. He was the Ho-Chunk people?s last war chief who enlisted in the Army and died in service in 1866. However, today, it now celebrates all war veterans.
The oldest pow-wow in all of United States, the Winnebago Pow-wow is an event that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.