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Old 01-18-2004, 11:16 PM   #37
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I don't understand about "up North' I been dancing up north Like at Crow fair, Omaha, etc. for 30 years. There have always been white dancers. (even been to Canada)And what is this "right of passage" I'm just a ignorant man but I got my clothes put on me when I was little. Mom and dad called for our song and we danced. Then gave away afterward to thank everybody. Just like a 10000 other Indians. One of my grandpa's put my feather in my roach, walked me around the arena and prayed, just like a 10000 other indians. I know it is different other places but not that different. All this mumbo jumbo, earn your way stuff demeans the culture. It just a powwow,a social gathering; Not a war dance, or clan dance, funeral or anything "real" This is not the whole religion,There are ceremonies where these things apply; but there aren't any white people at those anyway. Is it so bad out there that indians are making Intertribal powows there whole "culture"? Last year a guy dropped a feather at a powow, they stopped the dance. My eldest Uncle, 78, got disgusted. His words "It's just powow, darn it, not irushka." What passes for serious these days has changed.
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