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I went my first one of the summer this weekend. Watch this vid I made:
Thanks for posting Striper69. I'm big on American Indian history and I love the way they dressed; from the plain look of the Apache to the beads and feathers of the Sioux. That was fascinating to watch.
I too have been a Native North American history buff. Blackfoot of Montana, plains Natives, Iroquois, 5 and 6 nations, Chief Joseph all very interesting. Because my family in North America goes back to 1600's I was told I had Native blood but that proved to be wrong via DNA.
My favorites were the plains Indians. ( I still call them Indians ) I have biography books on Geronimo, Cochise, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Quanah Parker, Chief Joseph, Crazy Horse, Rain-In-The Face, and Looking Glass. I don't know as much about the Iroquois and Blackfoot but I do have books about their history. My grandmother was part Indian. Thank you for the information.
Watched my first a couple of years ago and totally agree - between the ceremonial dress, the jingle dancers, falconers, etc, it was quite a show.
I usually try to make it to the one held at Stanford every year. My step grandfather was part of the Comanche tribe out of Oklahoma so there were a couple years he got dressed up and would be out dancing. He even took me out at one point when I was little. He's been gone for a number of years now, but we still go to be apart of it, to support the tribes, and to learn as much as we can.
I envy those of you who have been able to attend,
Just received a poster from my oldest granddaughter with a picture of an Indian wearing the same kind of ceremonial dress as the ones in the video. A real nice poster.
BTW- the video depicts songs about Chief Joseph leading women and children out of harms way and warriors "counting coup" which means touching the enemy without harming them- thereby proving that you're a more courageous and capable warrior than your opponent.
No people were depicted as being harmed in this video.
2 more videos from this weekend at the Omaha Nation Powwow in Macy, Ne. featuring many lovely native dancers.
I haven't been to a pow wow for quite some time. Really need to go again. They have one close by in September but I usually forget.
Were you able to get any of the Ladies Fancy Shawl dances?
Here's two good Fancy Shawl contests:
And a good Jingle Contest from another Powwow at Shakopee, Mn:
The funny thing about these events is that unless there is a lot of prize money involved a lot of the best dancers don't participate. I can under stand because it takes money to travel to these things and a lot of the dancers/singers-drummers stay in tents on the powwow grounds.
We used to have a nice powwow in Omaha, Ne. but it was mostly funded by United Way from what I understand but a corrupt leader of the native community ruined it and they stopped the funding. The Omaha tribe funded a small powwow for years but they wouldn't fund it this year so there wasn't on at all.
From what I understand a lot of powwows around the country are funded by the tribes that have lucrative casinos (by tax write-offs?). I heard that the Omaha tribe funded the one I featured in Macy, Ne.
It's kind of sad that present day powwows that supposedly are meant to enable Native Americans to keep up their tradition by holding these powwows are limited by the almighty dollar but that seems to be the case.
I applaud the dancers/singers that participated in the videos I recorded because I believe they were trying to keep the powwow tradition going.
We have a Pow Wow every year on Cape Cod. The Wampanoug Tribe. It draws thousands of Native American. A really BIG deal here in Mashpee, MA.
When is it?
Usually July 4th weekend every year...Mashpee, MA
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