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Old 03-20-2006, 07:12 PM   #25
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How odd that the Comanche say that the Gourd Dance is their original dance. When I was messing around Oklahoma back in the early 60's, I met an elderly Comanche lady (her name was Mary, can't remember her last name) who was in her 80's and we were dicussing different tribal dances. She said that the only dance that belonged to her tribe was the Rabbit Dance. She said that's what her grandparents told her. I thought the Cheyennes and Kiowas had this dance in their history. I have heard the Kiowa gourd dance songs that are sung in their language and belong to families and chiefs and have been told that these songs have been passed down. Never have heard any other of the other tribe's songs. Isn't that kind of strange? To hold claim to a dance and not have any songs to go along with it? Explain this to me Who Me.
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