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Old 07-01-2004, 03:24 PM   #7
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I have noticed that a lot of men who are not from the tribes of No. Oklahoma tend to mix their straight dance outfits up "intertribally." Whereas, down in Oklahoma, you can look at a straight dancer: his drag, ribbon work design, moccasins, feather placement, bandolier placement, leggings fold, breech-cloth placement, beadwork design and use of garters - to tell what tribe he is from.

In learning about the straight dance, there are symbolic reasons why each article is put on and a reason why they are positioned by traditional straight dancers.

Yet, most straight dancers cannot tell you why they wear an otter drag or why they wear a hairplate drag.

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