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Old 02-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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i know that our people never had any "indian princesses" but i was curious to know why is there princesses made and honored at the pow wows?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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i know that our people never had any "indian princesses" but i was curious to know why is there princesses made and honored at the pow wows?
Is it a modern tradish way - for representation of a dance group?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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To give young native girls a chance to represent their appropriate nations at powwows when they travel.
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I recall the pageants that were held at various powwows in the past but I didn't think they were called 'princesses'. To my recollection they were competing for titles such as "Miss Black Hills", as an example.
I think it is a good idea if they are qualified to be able to explain all facets of the tribe they are representing. Even better if the titles and the honor bestowed upon them were to include some sort of financial incentive that would enable them to start or continue their education.
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To give young native girls a chance to represent their appropriate nations at powwows when they travel.
I think that says it all.
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To give young native girls a chance to represent their appropriate nations at powwows when they travel.
I have seen a few powwows where they have young boys in a, 'royalty' status. They are called, "Young Brave". I thought that was cool.
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