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blacktail 02-03-2012 07:23 PM

what's the meaning behind this dance?

blacktail 02-15-2012 02:12 PM

no one knows??:thinking:

rezcar3 02-16-2012 02:52 PM

try and search forum archives on this subjest like the lin k below:
 
http://www.powwows.com/gathering/arc...p?t-34297.html

blacktail 02-16-2012 08:21 PM

thanks, will do

Two Horses 07-30-2013 07:09 PM

Duck n' Dive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blacktail (Post 1512969)
what's the meaning behind this dance?

From what I understand, it's much like in the Sneak-Up; the accented beat represents a gun-shot and the dancers "duck n' dive" out of the line of fire.

Hope this helps.

WhoMe 07-31-2013 11:23 AM

Rez,

Good link with good info. I heard Nakia Williamson-Cloud clarify the history of the DnD at the NMAI National Powwow forum. Nimiipuu Powwow Announcer Otis Halfmoon also told me the origin story and drew a map for me of the Battle of the Big Hole.

Both stories are similar to the first post on your link! Here is a link to the Nez Perce doing the DnD. Nakia is in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXzTjVDfnvk


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