March12Lecture - 3-12-08 - PowwowsPowwows and the different...

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Unformatted text preview: 3-12-08 - PowwowsPowwows and the different typeso Why we danceDancing was part of religion/ceremonyCommissioner of Indian Affairs in 1921 calls dancing destructive, immoralIn 1950's dancing was illegal, punishable by years in prisono Ceremonial dancesWar dance of the Ponca: Helushka Dance Community only, not for outsiders Honors veteranso SocialTribal Naming or veteranInter-tribal/Public CompetitionCompete to raise money, get recognition Organizations or personsWild Cat Spring Powwow (2008)6th Annual Children's Powwowo CeremonyGrand entryFlag songDropped Feather in Dance Circleo SacredCircle Drums are in a circle, dancing in a circle, vendors and spectators in circle around dance arenaRegalia Represents traditions, clans, dreams, societies, communities, etc. for the person wearing itDrum Heartbeat of the people Calls people homeEagle Feathero Powwow staffSpiritual Leader Blesses the arena before Grand Entry/Prayers...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course TRAD 101 taught by Professor Weiner during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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