Posts under: Pow Wow Dancing

5th Annual BAAITS Two Spirit Powwow

This past weekend, the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirit (BAAITS) group held their 5th Annual Two Spirit Powwow at the Fort Mason Pavillion in San Francisco, California. Official Welcome BAAITS Two Spirit Powwow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAyhSXDUQpA Two Spirit Powwow Experience, many people have ask what the Two Spirit Powwow is like,...

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FNUC POW WOW 2014

CATEGORY NAME PLACE     JR WOMENS FANCY NADINE OBEY 5     JR WOMENS FANCY KAITLYNN MCARTHUR 4       JR WOMENS FANCY TARALYNN CRIER 3     JR WOMENS FANCY MICHELLE WHITECALF 2   JR WOMENS FANCY KIRSTEN GOODWILL 1     JR. Women's Jingle KRISTEN TOOTOOSIS...

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Straight Dancing

The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes.   The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and coordinated.   It looks as if it is planned all at one time. This dance has evolved from the Hethuska Dances.  ...

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Cloth Dancing

Ladies Cloth is a form of Native American women's dress and dance and has both a Northern and Southern style. The Southern style is danced by the Kiowas, Osage, Ponca, and others. The Northern style is danced by the Sioux, Crow, and others. The dance is a slow and graceful one...

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Fancy Shawl Dancing

Ladies Fancy Shawl is the newest form of Native American Women's Dance, and is quite athletic! Fancy Shawl is often called Northern Shawl, as it does come form the Northern Tribes along the U.S. and Canadian Border. This is very similar in dancing and the bright colors to the Men's...

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Buckskin Dancing

  One of the oldest form of  Native American Women's Dance is Buckskin. This is a dance of elegance and grace. The movement is smooth and flowing. The ladies wear fine, hand-crafted buckskin dresses, decorated with intricate bead designs. Northern dresses are fully beaded on the shoulders, or cape. Southern...

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Fancy Feather Dancing

The Oklahoma Feather Dance or "Fancy Dance" is one of the most popular styles of Native American dance and outfits seen at modern pow wows. The Fancy Dance outfit, as such, has no single Native American tribes. The "Fancy Dance" originated as Fancy War Dance by the Hethuska Society in...

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Grass Dancing

Originally done as a Warrior Society Dance, it has evolved over the years. It has further evolved into a highly-competitive form of northern dancing. Grass Dancers always stands out by virtue of two things: his dancing style and his outfit. His dancing has been described often by these words:" gutsy,...

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Northern Traditional Dancing

The Northern Traditional Dancer is a modern evolution of tribal outfits from the tribes of the Northern Plains such as Sioux, Blackfoot, Crow, Omaha and others. Below is some information about the outfit's parts. It must be stressed that this is only a brief description as variations do exist from...

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