Morongo Pow Wow
In early Fall Morongo hosts their annual "Thunder and Lightning" Pow Wow. Tribes from across the country come to compete. There are plenty of exhibits and food available. Join the celebration of our Native American heritage and traditions.
The term powwow is the white man's version of the Indian word "pau-wau" which originally stood for a healing ceremony conducted by the spiritual or religious leaders of various tribes. When the white man started settling around Native American lands, they witnessed these powwows. Soon, the "powwow" term referred to any type of Indian gathering, regarding of its purpose. indians.org website