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Old 08-04-2002, 12:24 AM   #1
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Ladies, a personal but important "?"

Now, promise not to hate me for asking this question. I mean, I just want to know what everyone else does out in the arenas of Indin Country.

Ladies,
Do you or don't you dance on your moon?
I was told that traditional Northern women don't and although I'm Southern, I don't. Just felt like being daring, since we're all girls!

To avoid any other grossness, just answer with a yea or nay. Could make a poll of it, but then my mom would blush.:blushing:
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Old 08-04-2002, 01:14 AM   #2
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I don't. I know others that do, whether they are in competition or not. I don't have regular moons because of college, I tend to stress out alot and skip months, That's one way to control you rmoon, its not healthy, but its effective.
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Old 08-04-2002, 04:42 AM   #3
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When I was regular I didn't. I nursed my 18month old for 13 months and went without "aunt rosie" for nearly two years. Now that she comes again, I avoid it. I was once told that it's considered bad medicine.
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Old 08-04-2002, 12:05 PM   #4
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I don't, and was told that you stay away from the drum, sweatlodges, and all other things, that have power.

A woman is powerfull during this time, and you are also not supposed to "walk" over the legs of a man, or wear his clothes.

Just my two cents!
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Old 08-04-2002, 01:26 PM   #5
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Riverwoman,
I was told the same thing, especially about the drum.
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Old 08-08-2002, 08:12 PM   #6
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I don't and I've been told you're not supposed to. b/c you have strong medicine at that time and men don't like that around them, near the drums or the circle......
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Cool

If you go into the archives on this subject, you will find it has already been beaten to death.

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Old 08-09-2002, 06:56 PM   #8
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cheshire cat, do you have anything to contribute to this board that isn't telling people to stop talking about whatever they're talking about? last time I checked, this was a discussion board...
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I don't dance anyway, but because of the teachings in this area, I won't enter the arena for anything (like to bring drinks to the drum) while on my moon. I don't go near the drum. I also don't work on any regalia (or outfits, to those who don't like that word).

This not only applies at powwows, but also when we do presentations for camps and schools.

I've had men not want to shake my hand during that time, either. The only reason he knew is because we were at a ceremony and I had to stand outside of the ceremony, and have someone else get my food during the feast.

We are also not supposed to prepare certain foods or handle foods that are prepared for others.
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Old 08-09-2002, 09:32 PM   #10
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Zeph, I quess I get a little tired of seeing so much redundancy on this site when it does have some good search engines.
But you are right, in your own way, and I will not be so "Blatant".

Now, what Native Wife just put on was very good and highly informative new information. Gives you an insite into some "real" going ons. And she puts it in a nice manner.

But in reading the past post on this subject there was a very long and informative amount of information on this same subject about a year ago. I know I am new to this site and should listen to my elders???

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I know this is off topic Cheshire Cat.....but is it true cats always land on their feet when dropped from high places;) :Chatter ???
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I am living proof that that is maybe not true. I have been dropped on my head so many times, that I bob and weave a lot.
But I always come up with a big smile on my face....and sometimes lots of mudd. Been known to chew on my foot a great deal.


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Part of the reason there is so much redundancy is because of so many new members that come in here and ask questions before checking the archives...I do the same thing and I have been here awhile.... rather than talk about how redundant the question is and alienate new posters...just acknowledge that there has been this conversation before and direct them to the archives or post a link to the archived discussion. If you don't want to do that..then simply ignore a discussion that you know is being repeated.

GAls I have my own mixed emotions about moon time, but it is tradition and I follow it.
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Old 08-10-2002, 03:56 PM   #16
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Black Bear, thanks for putting it so respectfully. I apologize ladies, since I started the thread. I'm not a new poster, but come and go. I should've checked the archives. But also, you never know what new things will come up when old topics are recycled.
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Unhappy It may be redundent, but ...



As has been said, but since I am new to Pow Wow.com , I am very glad to read the opinions of others, especially when I have a nearly 16 yr old daughter to teach, and we have in the past year finally got talked into going into the ring. I have been taught the same things, and try to do the same as Nativewife. These are the things I teach my daughter as well.
Another reason I stay home from Pow Wows at that time is need I say it, lack of ummmm bathroom facilities? Even if I don't choose to dance, I love to visit, but not during that time, especially for that reason!
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Old 08-13-2002, 12:24 AM   #18
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to that i have two words:

Porta-potty:eeewww!
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Originally posted by homalosa
to that i have two words:

Porta-potty:eeewww!
I am a boy scout leader and am often having to share common facilities during 'mother nature' time. To be more descreet and private, I carry a zip-loc bag tucked inside a small paper bag. I place all my soiled paper and other items into these bags and deposit them in a garbage bag that I keep in my tent. That way no one has to know but me. Being the only female on most of my camping trips, if I did not do this everyone would know. Then I would die of embarrassment.
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Sheila,
That's why necessity is theMOTHER of invention! Men could never be so smart. Good tip, thanks!
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