2018 Potawatomi Gathering

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will host the 2018 Potawatomi Gathering from July 29, to August 5, 2018.

Online Registration closed at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

On-site Registration will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8/1 to Friday, 8/3, at Prairie People’s Park, Shelter House #1.


This is an inclusive event. We recognize that Potawatomi members have inter-married other tribes and Non-Natives. Everyone in your family/traveling party is welcome here!

The primary location for Gathering Activities will be the Prairie Peoples Park, located on M Road between 150 and 158 Roads, Mayetta, Kansas.

The Language and Youth Conferences, along with the Tribal Economic Development Summit, and Tribal Gaming Commissioners Round Table will be held at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.

Gathering Brochure


This is a comprehensive guide to all the information for the Gathering.

Cultural Workshop Sign Up will occur at the Information Table beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Sign up for the Pool tournament, Co-ed Softball Tournament, and Horseshoes will occur at the Information Table.

Information Table will be located next to Arch at Prairie People’s Park.

*** On Wednesday, 8/1/18 – The Youth will have an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. at Prairie People’s Park.

***On Saturday, 8/4/18 – Veterans are invited to a meeting at the new Bingo Hall, located at Prairie Band Casino & Resort. See flyer below:

Language Conference

Conference Schedule: Printable PDF

Fashion Show

Get a jump on the Fashion Show – fill out your information in advance: Fashion Show Form Gathering 2018

Traditional Powwow

Gathering PW Flyer 2018: Printable PDF

PLEASE NOTE: Dancer Registration is Friday, August 3, 2018,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. only

Princess Application

Complete Princess Application Packet


Art Show

2018_Potawatomi_Gathering_Art_Show: Printable PDF 

Recreation Activities at the The Gathering

Recreation_Activities – Printable PDF

Golf Tournament Information

***Please note: All registered guests of the Potawatomi Gathering are able to participate in the Golf Tournament***

Potawatomi_Gathering_Golf_Tournament: Printable PDF

Youth Conference

Fill out your form in advance: 2018 Youth Conference_Registration_Form

Youth Conference Agenda – Printable Version

Potawatomi Gathering Youth Agenda Activities 2018:Printable PDF

PBPN Hypnosis Show Flyer

Mens_Ribbon_Shirt_Contest: Printable PDF

Tribal Court Conference

8-Ball Pool Tournament
2018 POTAWATOMI GATHERING Pool Tournament: Printable PDF

Sharon Hoogstraten Portraits

Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, Sharon Hoogstraten began taking formal portraits documenting the regalia of the Potawatomi people in 2010. She has taken photographs of individuals at Potawatomi Gatherings in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada and for her final shoot, she will be set up in Kansas!

Hoogstraten began this project as a “legacy to future generations,” and plans to create a book from her images.

Hoogstraten will be set up on Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, 2018, in the Maintenance building at Prairie Peoples Park. Individuals wishing to participate must be dressed in full regalia and must sign up for a 30 minute slot. Participants will receive a portrait of themselves.

Here are a few samples of Hoogstraten’s work. Pictured left is Coby Lehman, and at right is Dolly Potts.

Click here to see more of her work!


Lactation Station Available

Hotel Information

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation is approximately 20 minutes north of Topeka, Kansas and approximately 10 minutes south of Holton, Kansas. The Reservation is located to the immediate west of Mayetta, Kansas.

Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Phone: 800-579-7937
Mention “Gathering”
$79 Room Rate

ClubHouse Inn & Suites
924 SW Henderson Road
Topeka, Kansas 66615
Phone: 785-273-8888
$89 Room Rate

Holiday Inn Express North
601 NW US Hwy 24
Topeka, Kansas 66608
Phone: 785-861-7200
Mention “Gathering”
$94 Room Rate

Super 8 Hotel
300 Arizona Avenue
Holton, Kansas 66436
Phone: 785-364-1988
Mention “Gathering”
$73 Room Rate

Vendor Registration

All those wishing to set up as a vendor need to complete this form: Gathering Vendor_Form 2018