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WhoMe 03-08-2006 10:48 AM

Feathering a Drum???
 
Read the thread in Powwow FAQs called "Powwows in Kentucky."



It's veeeeeeery interesting!

Hmmmmm?


Well. I'll let you decide for yourself *L

billyjoejimbob 03-08-2006 01:00 PM

Not that I am ever gonna do it or hope to actually see it, but...

How does one FEATHER a drum and can it be misconstrued as calling up a song or honoring a drum which I have seen.

I HAVE seen a whole drum pick up and run when the MC got into an argument with a spectator and the spectator yelled F you accress the arbor. Connecticut, go figure.

danbear 03-08-2006 02:39 PM

whome, i've heard of this but never seen it, now i have seen drums "tapped" with a eagle feather to honor the drum. but this feathering thing like i said i've never seen but i've heard that if an eagle feather is place on the drum it "kills" the drum, i think this is what they are talkin about...????the things ppl come up with

Wojapi4Me 03-08-2006 03:13 PM

I'd never heard of this in my life until yesterday. Kinda strange. So who's tribal tradition is this? I have a feeling its some made-up crap.

billyjoejimbob 03-08-2006 03:54 PM

IVE HAD DANCERS COME UP TO A DRUM AND TOUCH THEIR FEATHER TO IT WHILE SINGING A REALLY GOOD SONG. GRANTED WE ARENT 'PERFECT' BUT IF THE PERSON WAS TICKED OFF, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN DANCING HIS BUTT OFF.

OR IS IT DIFFERENT IF A DANCER DOES IT COMPARED TO SOMEONE NOT DANCING?

sorry, caps lock on at work, im not yelling.

kiyaanii mom 03-08-2006 05:10 PM

I have never seen or hear of a feather used in such a negative way. I'm assuming they are using eagle feathers (if they are allowed to have those.)

I have seen someone "feather" a drum as on honoring. He was a straight dancer.

hobbs49 03-08-2006 05:38 PM

Originally from Indiana, I recall hearing something a long, long time ago when I was a lad, that puting and owl feather on the drum was a very bad thing. Don't know if it was true and never seen it happen so I don't know what whould have happened nor how messy it would have gotten. Seems that in KY it gets rather messy when a drum is feathered.

Didn't seem to be my place to try to find out either :-)

danbear 03-08-2006 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Singerdad
I'd never heard of this in my life until yesterday. Kinda strange. So who's tribal tradition is this? I have a feeling its some made-up crap.

i think your right, but you've seen the stuff i see all the time down here, so you are probably right

billyjoejimbob 03-08-2006 11:49 PM

So I have seen...

Whistling a drum
Fanning a drum
Touching the drum
Touching a feather to a drum
throwing tobacco on a drum
throwing money on a drum
and even once a baby fell on a drum

none of these were for bad reasons or had a bad effect.

(except the bump on the babys head)

LiLT206 03-09-2006 12:04 AM

someone dropped a baby on the drum?? thats a new one..

kgirl7 03-09-2006 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LiLT206
someone dropped a baby on the drum?? thats a new one..

Yeah haven't you heard? Usually dropping a baby on a drum is an honor, but if the baby has a stinky diaper it means the drum sounds like crap. :tounge_sm

KoolNDN 03-09-2006 01:21 AM

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Singing Otter 03-09-2006 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kgirl7
Yeah haven't you heard? Usually dropping a baby on a drum is an honor, but if the baby has a stinky diaper it means the drum sounds like crap. :tounge_sm


:lol: u ain't right. hahaha

billyjoejimbob 03-09-2006 11:28 AM

Hey I heard about that Llama thing!!!

The best story I heard was when a guy plopped a turkey on a southern drum as a gift.

danbear 03-09-2006 12:05 PM

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by billyjoejimbob
Hey I heard about that Llama thing!!!

The best story I heard was when a guy plopped a turkey on a southern drum as a gift.

LMAO YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDIN ME!!!THAT'S SO FUNNY

stomp 03-09-2006 02:28 PM

I don't think they are talking about eagle feathers....
 
....the person who mentioned this to begin with has gotten reallll quiet as we have bounced the possibilities around. I think that the person wasn't talkin about eagle feathers, I think they were talkin about a certain nocturnal bird, and talkin about the kind of people who think they have more power than they actually do...

kgirl7 03-09-2006 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Singing Otter
:lol: u ain't right. hahaha

hahaha, sorry...i couldn't help it... :tounge_sm

suthernwaterbird 03-09-2006 09:03 PM

Spitefull Humbleness.

Zotigh 03-10-2006 02:38 AM

What's that post about how to deal with crazy people?

Gotta link that.

Singing Otter 03-10-2006 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotigh
What's that post about how to deal with crazy people?


No sudden movements and backing away slowly. j/k


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