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Old 01-17-2009, 03:10 PM   #21
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I would be interested in reading this also if you have a scanned copy of it. I noticed on their website that it was out of print.
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I would be interested in reading this also if you have a scanned copy of it. I noticed on their website that it was out of print.
Sorry, I don't have scanning capability. I would be willing to transcribe it, if there was enough people interested in reading it.
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I have seen a few dancers dancing in historically accurate cherokee clothes from around 1800-1850 at powwows. They seem to dance very much like a southern traditional dancer, is that an acceptable outfit for this style?
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Eastern Straight Dance

The eastern straight dance is a disguised eastern war dance. In the historical eastern war dance, the war club or 'hawk was struck against a pole set in the center of the dance circle. That, of course, was too frightening and war-like for the dominant culture so the pole disappeared and the movement of the war club became more symbolic and less war-like although the dance it evolved into was still a dance-like re-enactment of a not-so-obvious hand-to-hand battle, more like storytelling. The footstep is the same as southern straight or southern traditional but, unlike southern straight in which the dance stick is never raised above the shoulder, the eastern straight war club is raised and brandished overhead. The outfit tends to be tribal historically, no bustle, etc, with an elaborately beaded bandolier bag on the left shoulde, hanging on the right hip, sometimes a powder horn and a bandolier across the other shoulder which is fabric or beaded or both or wampum. Gorgets a la European military are worn since gorgets were gifted to their Indian allies by the European forces fighting in colonial days. They initially were signs of rank in Europe. Gorgets worn today indicate an eastern dancer. Along with gorgets were armbands of metal, brass, copper, silver, or cloth or beads. Leggings are center-seam or side-flap with pucker-toe or center-seam mocs, finger-woven sash tied in the back and garters right below the knee, and a round eastern-style roach worn at the back of the head, not on top, or an Iroquois-style gustowah. The shirt is cotton, muslin, or ossenberg with no ribbonwork. Unlike southern straight, there is no trailer or otterskin drag in the back and no scarf around the neck. The dance is done to northern or southern songs in powwow but for contesting or exhibition dancing, southern is preferable.There are very few who dance this style. It is not as showy, no sequins, or fluorescent colors, no hanging yarn as in the grass dance. Any questions contact me at [email protected]WHITEpathmusic.org.
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Eastern Straight Dance

The eastern straight dance is a disguised eastern war dance. In the historical eastern war dance, the war club or 'hawk was struck against a pole set in the center of the dance circle. That, of course, was too frightening and war-like for the dominant culture so the pole disappeared and the movement of the war club became more symbolic and less war-like although the dance it evolved into was still a dance-like re-enactment of a not-so-obvious hand-to-hand battle, more like storytelling. The footstep is the same as southern straight or southern traditional but, unlike southern straight in which the dance stick is never raised above the shoulder, the eastern straight war club is raised and brandished overhead. The outfit tends to be tribal historically-correct, Iroquois, Delaware, Cherokee, no bustle, etc, with an elaborately beaded bandolier bag on the right shoulder, hanging on the left hip, sometimes a powder horn and a bandolier across the other shoulder which is fabric or beaded or both or wampum. The breechclout is long, leather or beaded cloth, actually an apron. Historically correct eastern Cherokee might wear the distinctive Cherokee 'big shirt' of calico which is very long and takes the place of wearing a breechclout. Gorgets a la European military are worn since gorgets were gifted to their Indian allies by the European forces fighting in colonial days. They initially were signs of rank in Europe. Gorgets worn today indicate an eastern dancer. Along with gorgets were armbands of metal, brass, copper, silver, or cloth or beads. Leggings are center-seam or side-flap with pucker-toe or center-seam mocs, finger-woven sash tied in the back and garters right below the knee, and a round eastern-style roach worn at the back of the head, not on top, or an Iroquois-style gustowah. The shirt is cotton, muslin, or ossenberg with no ribbonwork. Unlike southern straight, there is no trailer or otterskin drag in the back and no scarf around the neck. The dance is done to northern or southern songs in powwow but for contesting or exhibition dancing, southern is preferable.There are very few who dance this style. It is not as showy, no sequins, or fluorescent colors, no hanging yarn as in the grass dance. Any questions contact me at [email protected]WHITEpathmusic.org..

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I have a copy of an interesting publication concerning Oklahoma Delaware Straight Dance. It is a 'Special Issue' of The Bulletin of the Archeological Society of New Jersey, No. 33, 1976, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.

The entire issue, (45 pages), is dedicated to an article with photos and illustrations titled "Ceremonial Dress Of The Delaware Man" by James H. Howard. Its quite interesting, as it talks about the formal Oklahoma Delaware Ilawkan or "Warrior's Dance" which was last held in 1928 northeast of Copan, OK.
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This is a PDF file of the 1976 publication.
http://delawaretribe.org/wp-content/...anClothing.pdf
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