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:

  • 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

If you’d like to be a vendor, contact Tanner Mahseet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to July 31st, 2023!

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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