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Old 11-12-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Shuffling feet dance (Wacipi nas o so ?)

I'm 76, and my first powwow I danced at was in Oglala, South Dakota, in 1950. I was 14 years old. It was a fairly small gathering and there were maybe 7 or 8 lady buckskin dancers who had fully beaded yokes. During the "Omaha" and "Grass Dance" songs, they danced at the periphery of the circle side by side, somewhat like current day round dancers. They moved to their left in what I've been told is the shuffling feet dance. The steps were tiny and of course, in rhythm. I can't really duplicate the step or describe it exactly. I returned home to the Midwest and didn't get back to the Pine Ridge Rez until 1957. I attended a couple of powwows, but I never again saw the fully beaded yokes nor the shuffling feet dance in 1957.

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I'm 76, and my first powwow I danced at was in Oglala, South Dakota, in 1950. I was 14 years old. It was a fairly small gathering and there were maybe 7 or 8 lady buckskin dancers who had fully beaded yokes. During the "Omaha" and "Grass Dance" songs, they danced at the periphery of the circle side by side, somewhat like current day round dancers. They moved to their left in what I've been told is the shuffling feet dance. The steps were tiny and of course, in rhythm. I can't really duplicate the step or describe it exactly. I returned home to the Midwest and didn't get back to the Pine Ridge Rez until 1957. I attended a couple of powwows, but I never again saw the fully beaded yokes nor the shuffling feet dance in 1957.
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I'm 76, and my first powwow I danced at was in Oglala, South Dakota, in 1950. I was 14 years old. It was a fairly small gathering and there were maybe 7 or 8 lady buckskin dancers who had fully beaded yokes. During the "Omaha" and "Grass Dance" songs, they danced at the periphery of the circle side by side, somewhat like current day round dancers. They moved to their left in what I've been told is the shuffling feet dance. The steps were tiny and of course, in rhythm. I can't really duplicate the step or describe it exactly. I returned home to the Midwest and didn't get back to the Pine Ridge Rez until 1957. I attended a couple of powwows, but I never again saw the fully beaded yokes nor the shuffling feet dance in 1957.
5 years ago-ish this was dance was done during one of the traditional pow wows in Wisconsin. It wasn't planned, it just happened that there were families there that are Lakota+whichever one of the tribes from Wisconsin who knew what song to sing. People from that family knew how to dance to that song. Fortunately, my auntie has family around Aberdeen & spent the 70's & 80's out west & knew right away what was going on. For me, it was a great chance to learn. So I am very greatful for that.
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