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Old 02-04-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question White gal question

I'm going to my first pow wow this year and I have a question that I'd like some opinions on. My husband is Choctaw and been to pow wow's before. He wears regalia, dances, etc....

Now I'm white, not a drop of native blood in me (unless my brother the genieologist is dating a native, then miraculously we are LOL). Is it offensive for me to wear any part of regalia if I feel that I need to wear something?

I certainly don't have the heart of a true white person, but I also don't want to disrespect anyone. My husband tells me to do what I feel, but I just want to check with non-relatives on the issue. And I'm talking about wearing a cloth dress - not jingle or buckskin or any kind of fancy dress. Just something simple.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to some feedback.
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Are u saying that u feel that u need to wear regaila...cuz im full native and i dont dance so i go in regular ol clothes....snaggin clothes
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Are u saying that u feel that u need to wear regaila...cuz im full native and i dont dance so i go in regular ol clothes....snaggin clothes
Could you please expound on.....snaggin'???


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And I'm talking about wearing a cloth dress - not jingle or buckskin or any kind of fancy dress. Just something simple.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to some feedback.
table cloths make good cloth dresses

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I'm going to my first pow wow this year and I have a question that I'd like some opinions on. My husband is Choctaw and been to pow wow's before. He wears regalia, dances, etc....

Now I'm white, not a drop of native blood in me (unless my brother the genieologist is dating a native, then miraculously we are LOL). Is it offensive for me to wear any part of regalia if I feel that I need to wear something?

I certainly don't have the heart of a true white person, but I also don't want to disrespect anyone. My husband tells me to do what I feel, but I just want to check with non-relatives on the issue. And I'm talking about wearing a cloth dress - not jingle or buckskin or any kind of fancy dress. Just something simple.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to some feedback.
It would be best if you just dressed like you were going to a white church in which case you'd be given the utmost respect that can be given without looking like a cross between a fur trapper and the Predator.
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It would be best if you just dressed like you were going to a white church in which case you'd be given the utmost respect that can be given without looking like a cross between a fur trapper and the Predator.

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It would be best if you just dressed like you were going to a white church in which case you'd be given the utmost respect that can be given without looking like a cross between a fur trapper and the Predator.
I guess I'm not getting the joke. I've seen whiter people than me in some of the gallery pictures in full regalia, I was just asking is it cool if I want to wear a cloth dress. As for what people wear to white church, I'm not a christian so I wouldn't know.
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Go buy yourself a pair of turquoise earrings or something at a vendor you see at the powwow, but stop yourself before you buy a choker. Or anything made in China. K?
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I'm going to my first pow wow this year and I have a question that I'd like some opinions on. My husband is Choctaw and been to pow wow's before. He wears regalia, dances, etc....

Now I'm white, not a drop of native blood in me (unless my brother the genieologist is dating a native, then miraculously we are LOL). Is it offensive for me to wear any part of regalia if I feel that I need to wear something?

I certainly don't have the heart of a true white person, but I also don't want to disrespect anyone. My husband tells me to do what I feel, but I just want to check with non-relatives on the issue. And I'm talking about wearing a cloth dress - not jingle or buckskin or any kind of fancy dress. Just something simple.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to some feedback.
Ok just go as you are I'm also white and I have a shawl that I wear only while I'm in the circle durning innertrible out of respect for the elders (sp) don't go in full regalia you will just look like a wannabe. @ the snagging clothes off the rack.
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Ok just go as you are I'm also white and I have a shawl that I wear only while I'm in the circle durning innertrible out of respect for the elders (sp) don't go in full regalia you will just look like a wannabe. @ the snagging clothes off the rack.

LMFAO GINGER!!!!!! OMG!!!! You're a hoot!!! :laughing VERY TRUE INDEED THO!! LOL
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I applaud you for wanting to go into the circle, neways, ask some of your Native friends if they have something simple you can borrow? Thats how I learned, and thats how I got addicted to.. lol. Just go out there and have fun. Doesnt matter what you wear, just make sure that its respectable. No ankle's showing,low cut shirts or middriffs. And you should be ready to tear up the ground.. Go out there and show'em what you got!!
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jesseq,

that statement sent a message that you didn't want too. you should trust your husband not to let you embarrass yourself or him. i'm sorry u didn't get that joke. you pretty much put yourself on the line for some serious tongue lashings. take it from one who has been in your position. i opened mouth and inserted hoof. it wasn't an experience that i want to repeat. keep it simple and you won't go wrong.

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