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Old 06-27-2005, 12:38 AM   #1
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I was just wondering who's all going to the fourth of july ceremonials in Carnegie...I know i'm going and i can't wait!!! Especially camping and seeing real Kiowas Gourd Dance and seeing how it is suppose to be...
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I was just wondering who's all going to the fourth of july ceremonials in Carnegie...I know i'm going and i can't wait!!! Especially camping and seeing real Kiowas Gourd Dance and seeing how it is suppose to be...

Bote,

Two of my friends are having giveaways on Monday, the 4th in honor of joining "The Clan" last year.

One of them is Laguna Pueblo and the other is Otoe!


So I'm gonna be there on the 4th to support them.
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I'll be there! Ready to do some dancing!!!
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Would you please eat dance and go back to camp to eat some more for me? I wish I could be there with you guys this year. I'm just not having a good year to go to a lot of dances right now. Numunu: maybe next year I can come down to dance with you. Good dancing guys.
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I thought the Kiowa Gourd Clan was suppose to be for Kiowas only. When did they open up the membership? Now, they might as well call it the All Nations Gourd Clan. I don't remember where it was but at some pow wow I heard one Kiowa elder say that they now regret the fact that the dance is now all over the place since the other organizations don't dance it right.
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I thought the Kiowa Gourd Clan was suppose to be for Kiowas only. When did they open up the membership? Now, they might as well call it the All Nations Gourd Clan. I don't remember where it was but at some pow wow I heard one Kiowa elder say that they now regret the fact that the dance is now all over the place since the other organizations don't dance it right.

Uh, there's a lot of members who aren't Kiowa.

Those who aren't Kiowa still bring honor to the Kiowa Gourd Clan. Many support the year-round activities of the KGC. These individuals (as opposed to "other organizations") are respectful of the Kiowa gourd dance and learn from dancing at this prestigious Kiowa Gourd Clan ceremony.




"We'll be taking in new members next week. All we ask is that they be Indian." Kiowa Headsman, Kiowa Gourd Clan, Saturday, June 25, 2005 - (KGC Work Day).
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Is that Tim's new name? lol. "Kiowa Headsman". We'll have to tease him about that one.

My husband and our family is there every year because he is one of the original members of the revived organization. Our daughter Samantha is the head lady dancer this year, and our two nephews are being initiated. So we're very busy right now trying to finish up getting ready, but I ALWAYS have time to check out the haps on powwows.com. lol. (Since I'm from a northern tribe and married in, our camp is the only one that has wild rice every year....hehehehe).

Samantha is laughing at me and telling me that I might as well post our menu on here, but I'm not taking it that far. lol.
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Is that Tim's new name? lol. "Kiowa Headsman". We'll have to tease him about that one.

My husband and our family is there every year because he is one of the original members of the revived organization. Our daughter Samantha is the head lady dancer this year, and our two nephews are being initiated. So we're very busy right now trying to finish up getting ready, but I ALWAYS have time to check out the haps on powwows.com. lol. (Since I'm from a northern tribe and married in, our camp is the only one that has wild rice every year....hehehehe).

Samantha is laughing at me and telling me that I might as well post our menu on here, but I'm not taking it that far. lol.

Hold on. . . before you tease Tim....

He was not the one who said it!

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Okay, Samantha's bad (she gave me the faulty info) .........she'll have to tease Glenn. I'll tease Tim about being "Vice-Headsman". lol.

Come on over to the camp for wild rice.....you know where we camp. I save the rice for the 4th.

The ceremonials are alot of work for us, but it's always an enjoyable time. I missed most of it last year because my baby was just a newborn, but this year she'll be at the camp getting into everything!
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Okay, Samantha's bad (she gave me the faulty info) .........she'll have to tease Glenn. I'll tease Tim about being "Vice-Headsman". lol.

Come on over to the camp for wild rice.....you know where we camp. I save the rice for the 4th.

The ceremonials are alot of work for us, but it's always an enjoyable time. I missed most of it last year because my baby was just a newborn, but this year she'll be at the camp getting into everything!

ndnM,

*LOL .... It wasn't Glenn either!

You spoil them Kgoy-goo too much (with your wild rice). Dang....



It makes some of them....... rather wild*



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Giveaways are to be done on the days before the last day.

Who was it that your quoted?

("We'll be taking in new memeber next week. All we ask is that they be indian." Kiowa Headsman, Kiowas Gourd Clan, Saturday, June 25, 2005 - (KGC WorkDay).)

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Ill be there!

I 'll be there with bells on! lol Looking foreward to selling tickets and meeting new people.
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Can only be there on Saturday. :(

But, at least I'll get to dance for one day. :)

Look forward to seeing you.


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Hi everyone I will be in Carnegie on Sunday. We will be feeding a meal in honor of my cousin Mr. Quintana so when everyone hears that we are serving come on over and make you a plate I will be serving the food! Just ask for SAM
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Uh, there's a lot of members who aren't Kiowa. . . Many support the year-round activities of the KGC. . .
Both the Otoe and Laguna Pueblo friend, that I mentioned, drove a long ways to put up the arbor at last weeks KGC work day. One drove from Ft. Worth and the other from Oklahoma City.

They are both going to make good members.

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I HUBZ'ed you to tell you which headsman made that announcement.
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CrzyInDN,

I'll look forward to buying a ticket from you! I forgot you were brought in last year. In anycase it will be good to see you again. Have a safe trip from "PyeYeeGah!"
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I may miss you then. I will be coming in Sunday night. I am looking at pictures I took with you in front of that little tipi!
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I have been invited to come to TooneyandKaren's camp to eat. I look forward to meeting you at their camp.
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Another year has come and gone for the Kiowa Gourd Clan, as the buffalo dances were sung to close out this year's ceremonies.

145 male gourd dancers paraded in this years 4th of July processional. Many were dressed in traditional clothing against a backdrop of a full arbor and tipi encampment. War trophys of great Kiowa chiefs stood perched on staffs in the middle of the arena.

A new headsman and whipman were introduced. Several elders addressed the the crowd in the Kiowa Language throughout the 3-day ceremony. Visitors from the 4 directions came to witness gourd dancing "in it's purist form."

Many returning veterans were honored throughout. Women warriors in their fatigues, on leave from active duty, danced on the outskirts of the arena in support of Kiowa tradition.

The singing was off the wall. So many gourd dance songs belong to proud chiefs, families and living individuals. As each song was rendered, the two announcers told who each song belonged to.

The rabbit society had their annual reunion on Sunday and Monday morning. This year the head singer served as "Grandfather Rabbit."

Amidst a sea of gourd dancers, women fully circling the huge dance arena, the sound of the bugler blowing "charge", the tops of tipis surrounding the arena, fireworks lighting up the skys - a feeling of strength, spirituality and emotion filled the dance area.



"Gourd dancing just doesn't get any better than this!"



In the words of Numunu 1972, "I live each year for this moment!"
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It was wonderful even for us that were only there on Saturday. :)

A very heart filling experience.
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I was at Carnegie last night and I have to say that it was very beautiful and moving. I've been to Taipei park on the 4th in the past and enjoyed that as well. It so cool to see all the "giving back" to the gourd society. I didn't get to make it out of camp except for two times, but even watching from where I was sitting was nice. Almost made me wish I was Kiowa...Aye! just kidding!! I did make me a little homesick tho'. By the way, I did get to eat some of ndnMSW's wildrice and she passed the Ojibwe taste test with flying colors. It was pretty kewl that the "allstate" man donated $1,500 for next year's dance, obviously he was moved by what he saw too.
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Kiowa Gourd Clan Homecoming

WhoMe put it so well....
Here I go anyway....
Many people talk of the beauty of Niagara Falls, of the Rockie Mountains, of the Pacific Ocean...but there is a place...away from the urban life, a place so remote, only Kiowas and other indigenous people would take the time to travel there. It is the home of the Kiowa Gourd Clan.
A little town with no stoplights, you turn down right past the barbeque joint and all of a sudden your sent to time a place where people worked together, danced together, sang together and ate together. 100 heat in the afternoon and the sound of crickets and crunchy grass. Camp tents, and teepees surrounding the arena. An arbor of willows and benches circling the sacred ground.
145 men dancing to the beautiful gourd dance songs, family songs, war mother songs, buffalo songs.....
This is what its all about for me. There is no gourd dancing like this anywhere in the world. And it is here, in that place, that I move from attending the social event and offer a gift to God.
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Kiowa Gourd Clan 2005

WhoMe & Numunu1971 have summed it all up so beautifully about the Kiowa Gourd Clan this year. Since I was a little girl I dreamt that heaven would consist of the Kiowa Gourd Clan campsite and activities and would never end but be an eternal celebration.

When the closing war dance song was sung, I knew it was over for another year and time to break camp. I always felt a little sad and homesick knowing I would have to wait another year until the next Kiowa Gourd Clan would take place.

Let's remember to support the Kiowa Gourd Clan throughout the coming year with their benefit dances and pay those much needed pledges made.

Like Joe Fish said "God could have made me anything He wanted me to be but He chose me to be Kiowa and I thank Him for that decision." Aho!
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