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Old 06-15-2000, 11:23 AM   #1
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Just thought I'd open up a discussion getting back to northern singing and talk about the origins of the rabbit dance and the songs included therein. I was told that the Lakotas received this dance from the Cree People we refer to as the Mastincala Oyate (rabbit people). Mastincala is the Lakota word for rabbit so that makes sense. I learned that the Lakotas got this dance and songs from the Crees around 1890s or 1900s; somewhere in there. Does anyone have any other information on this dance's history? Scott

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