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Old 04-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Navajo Gourd Dance origins

i was listening to the Bill Koomsa Jr. interview that was posted a while ago and i started wondering if anyone knew when and how the Navajo people started gourd dancing? there are a lot of gourd dance societies on the Navajo Nation and i was just wondering how that all started.
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i was listening to the Bill Koomsa Jr. interview that was posted a while ago and i started wondering if anyone knew when and how the Navajo people started gourd dancing? there are a lot of gourd dance societies on the Navajo Nation and i was just wondering how that all started.

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You're right. At a couple of Navajo gourd dances there were more gourd dancers than the Kiowa have at their annual celebration!

Check out this link http://www.powwows.com/gathering/gou...ance-nmai.html
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that'll be cool to hear how it spread through the southwest.
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i guess no one knows....
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Well all that was said in public is that the late Arthur "Corky" Cometsevah initiated the first Navajo gourd dancers in the Ft. Wingate area and it spread from there.
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i went to a gourd dance in Gallup NM this past weekend and there were a ton of Navajo dancers and singers there.

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