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Old 12-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Fred Tsoodle passes.

Fred Tsoodle, instrumental in reviving the modern gourd dance passed away last night on Tuesday, December 5, 2006.

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"In 1953, I heard some old men singing some gourd dance songs. We have an Indian Fair over here, so after hearing the men sing my wife and I sat down and decided we should get some of the elderly men from our tribe to perform at the fair (American Indian Exposition) in front of the grandstand. All the different tribes around here put on some kind of a program at the Fair. They compete against each other, show the dances they have and so on. So we decided to put this on. I knew there were people who knew the dance. We had to look for elderly men who knew the dance. We found some of the ones I'd seen when I was young. I asked and they agreed to perform.

But some didn't have costumes because they had put them away, thinking they would never be used again. But they got them and we presented the dance at the fair in front of the big grandstand. It was the first time it had ever been performed there. It was a beautiful sight because we had them all in their regalia and all that. The crowd was just quiet and pretty soon I heard some women crying.

... It was something they thought was lost forever. I helped revive that and I'm really glad to this day. And now they're dancing it all over the United States."

Fred Tsoodle (2001 interview for the National Endowment for the Arts).



Condolences go out to Tim Tsoodle, Vice President, headsman for the Kiowa Gourd Clan and his family.


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Man, I just saw him in October. My prayers go out to my friend Tim and deepest sympathy to all the Tsoodle family.
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I just danced with Tim as our AD in Springfield MO. My thoughts are with the whole family, Tim be strong.
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