Straight Dancing

Straight Dancing

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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 ... Read more »

Cloth Dancing

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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 ... Read more »

Fancy Shawl Dancing | Women’s Fancy Shawl Dance History & More

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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... Read more »

Buckskin Dancing

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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 w... Read more »

Native American Fancy Dance | What is Fancy Feather Dancing?

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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... Read more »

Grass Dancing | Native American Grass Dancer Regalia, Info & More

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Though Grass Dancing was 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 virt... Read more »

Northern Traditional Dancing

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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. I... Read more »

Gourd Dancing

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Gourd dancing is not a "pow wow style" of dance. Gourd Dances are held regularly by several groups especially in Oklahoma. Today the dance is being done at pow wows before, after, and between intertribal dancing. ... Read more »
Jingle Dress Dance

Jingle Dress Dance | Native American Meaning and History

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The Jingle Dress Dance is commonly seen in competitive pow wows, performed by women and girls in First Nations and Native American communities. The dance gets its name from the rows of metal cones—called "ziibaaska... Read more »

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