Known as the "Keeper of the Western Door"

Seneca Pow Wow

The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow, formally known as the Seneca Casino Veteran’s Pow Wow, is an annual contest pow wow in honor of our veterans.

“Joe” was a member of the Seneca Nation’s Snipe Clan and was born on the Cattaraugus Territory. He was a member of the Iroquois Post #1587 and served in several positions with them. He started serving in the military in 1950 with serving two tours of duty during the Korean War and also served in the Vietnam War. During his active duty in the Navy, he served on eight warships, including the U. S. S. Little Rock. He retired in 1997. Throughout his career, he earned numerous honors.