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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation celebrates the 37th annual Orme Dam Victory Days
Dates: November 16-18, 2018
Location: Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds. 9500 S. Rodeo Dr. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
Price: $10 parking fee with free admission to all events.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation celebrates the 37th Anniversary of the Orme Dam Victory Days from November 16th through November 18th, 2018. This year's celebration will feature an All-Indian rodeo, Intertribal pow wow, Yavapai village & cultural performances, carnival for individuals of all ages, parade, sports tournaments, Native American & contemporary food, arts & craft vendors, and much more!
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation invites the public to join them as they presents the 37th Anniversary of the Orme Dam Victory Days Celebration at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds on November 16, 17 & 18. This 3-day event has become an annual tradition for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation as they share its historic significance in our country’s history.
This historic event celebrates the tribe’s victory over the federal government during their battle over the proposed Orme Dam that would have flooded a majority of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation located 35 miles northwest of Phoenix. The proposed dam would have resulted in relocation, loss to crops, livestock, burial grounds, and historic sites just to name a few.
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is a 950 Native American tribe that call Central Arizona’s upper Sonoran Desert home. Located to the northwest of Phoenix within Maricopa County, Arizona, the 40 square mile reservation is a small part of the ancestral territory of the one nomadic Yavapai people, who hunted and gathered food in a vast area of Arizona’s desert lowland and mountainous Mogollon Rim country.
For questions about the Orme Dam Victory Days Celebration, call 480.789.7106 or visit www.fmyn.org. The Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds are located at 9500 S. Rodeo Drive in Fort McDowell, AZ 85264.
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