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Old 10-23-2003, 11:34 AM   #2
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You're right ogapah,

The wearing of crowns by cloth dancers is new.

But things evolve.

There was a time when no Indian women wore crowns. None.

Even the ceremonial princess' of the Kiowa and Pawnee did not wear crowns a long time ago.

Crowns did appear on princess' shortly after the first Miss Indian America title was given.

From then on princess' wore a variety of crowns: Beaded, Silver, Copper, woven textiles etc.

The buckskin dancers picked it up next.

Then for a brief period, shawl dancers wore them.

Now cloth dancers are wearing them.

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"As powwows evolve, we are going to get farther away from what our elders have taught us. Dancers adopt regalia that will help them win contests."
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