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Old 03-20-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
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How many of you know what to do if you hear someone blow a thunderbird whistle?
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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I would ask what the heck is a thunderbird whistle? Is it different than a regular whistle?
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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My granny was really into using the thunderbird design on multiple things as I grew up. I also would like to know what you are referring to, as a "Thunderbird whistle?"
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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Heard eagle whistles,hawk whistles,wooden whistles,antler whistles,even whistles made from bullet shell casings,but never heard any of these called a Thunderbird whistle before....fill me in.....keep smilin'1
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I was told that a blown thunderbird whistle is a call for all grass dancers (specifically) to come out to the floor. Sounded pretty obscure, maybe a tradition that went by the wayside, I dunno. I just wanted to see who else heard of such a thing.
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Aw man.......... now you did it. Somebody in Ohio or Pennsylvania's going to take a whistle to a powwow and call it a thunderbird whistle.
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I was told that a blown thunderbird whistle is a call for all grass dancers (specifically) to come out to the floor. Sounded pretty obscure, maybe a tradition that went by the wayside, I dunno. I just wanted to see who else heard of such a thing.
I'm going to ask around about this one. Not questioning you as a person, but now I'm intringued. What area did you here this in?
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I'm going to ask around about this one. Not questioning you as a person, but now I'm intringued. What area did you here this in?
Source and context...

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This was told during a powwow dance class held weekly on the Yakama Indian Reservation, funded by the Toppenish IHS Healthy Heart Program "Dance Away Diabetes". The instructor is Yakama/Ojibwe and has spent much of his ~50yrs of life on the powwow circuit, and some of his previous students have gone on to be champion dancers.

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The instructor was alluding to an obscure protocol and explaining some of the Grass Dance' history to the students. It sounded like the protocol was "technically valid" but long-forgotten and nothing an arena director would still expect to be followed today. But I dunno. (Our youth drum uses the dance class as drum practice time, and some of our singers are also learning to dance).
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Thanx, for the info. I have relatives from that rez, and may know someone I can ask about this.
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Oh, BTW he said it was something from around the Great Lakes somewhere, so this "thunderbird whistle" is *not* a Yakama thing.
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I'll be @ job interview or something one day, when... "Hey waaaitt a minute, you're that fruitcake talkin' bout thunderbird whistles on PW.com! Get OUTTA here!!"

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