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Old 08-12-2007, 11:17 AM   #32
Gledanh Zhinga
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More "tail dance".

In New Mexico, during maybe the past four years, after the straight contest at powwows and after the numbers are taken in the lineup, the dancers may or may not get a tail sung. It depends on the drum, I guess. It surprised me the first time I heard it. The drum kinda' snuck up on us...AFTER LINEUP, and we were thinking we were heading for our chairs. The contestants are expected to dance the tail. The announcer explained that for the southern straight, it is appropriate to sing a tail.

Does this happen anywhere else?

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