PowWows.com was started in 1996 by Paul Gowder. Over the past 25 years, its mission has remained the same: to provide a place where everyone can experience and explore Native American culture.
Paul attended his first pow wow in the early 90s, and he loved every minute of it. As a graduate student, Paul sought to teach himself HTML, so he started building the first pages that would become PowWows.com. He took to sharing his pow wow experiences on his new site. And to his surprise, he started reaching people from various tribes, states—even countries. Paul added a community forum and a pow wow calendar to the site, and the rest is history.
Today, PowWows.com is the top destination for Native American news, culture, interviews, live videos, events, and more. PowWows.com continues to prop up Native voices and highlight issues that matter most in indigenous communities.