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CHEROSAGE 11-17-2009 03:49 AM

Gourds vs cans
 
I know this has been eluded to many times in almost every thread going but I'm seeking thoughts about the Gourd vs the can. I personally have both. I understand the Gourd has a Church background, I too have a church gourd. I will use my Gourd at gourd dances. When did the can start to be used?

Tibiki Kinew 11-17-2009 11:44 AM

Cans were first used as tourist trinkets and it slowly started being used as well.
Now you can find even plastic ones that are very sellable for tourists!
I have gourds that are coated in seven layers of feathers and the handles are from animals to show respect to the four leggeds that have died needlessly on our roads.

Josiah 11-17-2009 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Tibiki Kinew (Post 1346772)
Cans were first used as tourist trinkets and it slowly started being used as well.
Now you can find even plastic ones that are very sellable for tourists!
I have gourds that are coated in seven layers of feathers and the handles are from animals to show respect to the four leggeds that have died needlessly on our roads.

Different set of circumstances when it comes to the Gourd Dance

As for any hard and fast rule I think its just been a matter of preference
I know some that are NAC use there gourd in both the church and Gourd dance
and others only use there cans at a gourd dance

personally i like the sound of many cans at a gourd dance it makes a very distinct sound

legalstraight 11-17-2009 05:04 PM

As far as origin goes I have heard a few different stories but the one that seems to come up the most is that in the late 1800's fellas would steal the cans out of one of the forts or trading posts- so it became a sign of slyness that you could get a can.
Not sure if it is true, but it makes sense and sense kinda cool.

Host-Drum 11-18-2009 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by legalstraight (Post 1346856)
As far as origin goes I have heard a few different stories but the one that seems to come up the most is that in the late 1800's fellas would steal the cans out of one of the forts or trading posts- so it became a sign of slyness that you could get a can.
Not sure if it is true, but it makes sense and sense kinda cool.

I remembered when I got a 1800 it came in a bottle! whee! lol!

Last time i tried to steal a can, my hand got slapped! whee! lol!

Verrry Interesting! :lol:

WhoMe 12-03-2009 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by legalstraight (Post 1346856)
As far as origin goes I have heard a few different stories but the one that seems to come up the most is that in the late 1800's fellas would steal the cans out of one of the forts or trading posts- so it became a sign of slyness that you could get a can.
Not sure if it is true, but it makes sense and sense kinda cool.


>>> I HEARD

That some fella in the 1900's was sittin' in "the can" and came up with this great idea of how to make a new rattle....

streamhawk 12-04-2009 12:14 PM

I thought it was like when electricity came to guitars, some guy wanted a louder rattle that would really rock!!

Host-Drum 12-04-2009 12:24 PM

No, it was that time when I used my "Gourd" and made biscuits using the milk out of the milnot "Can". This is what what we're talking about, eh?! :thinking: :confused:


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