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Forum: Pow Wow Singing 11-24-2002, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,144
Posted By DCP
cleaning plumes

A lady I met occasionally cleans her plumes. She swirles her plumes in soapy water, rinses them in clean water thoroughly, and uses a blow-dryer to dry them. Her plumes always look great. ...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 11-13-2002, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,703
Posted By DCP
I think they are great for contemp tradish, but...

I think they are great for contemp tradish, but most northern (old-school) tradish carry a wing fan. Black & Whites look awesome IMO, but there's still something to be said about the old, dark birds...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-09-2002, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,134
Posted By DCP
When I go to dances in this area and friends from...

When I go to dances in this area and friends from other drums hop on our drum, it seems expected that some of our singers hop in with them for a song or two. It's kind of saying that we're all pals.
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 08-27-2002, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By DCP
Nice website, but I want to know when the audio...

Nice website, but I want to know when the audio section is finished. I've heard good things about the drum and would like to hear.
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 07-08-2002, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By DCP
And what does this have to do with northern...

And what does this have to do with northern singing?
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-16-2002, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,370
Posted By DCP
Bad link. Is it .com? .net?

Bad link. Is it .com? .net?
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 04-14-2002, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By DCP
As someone on a powwow committee, it is difficult...

As someone on a powwow committee, it is difficult (impossible) to get everything to the point where everyone is happy.

I know that if someone approached me and asked if they could set up the sound...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 03-07-2002, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By DCP
There are drums out there that get their undies...

There are drums out there that get their undies in a knot if money touches their drum. They act as if the money is contagious and can negatively effect the drum. In my experience, these types of...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 02-26-2002, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,217
Posted By DCP
Saw Wayne, Jr. last weekend and he says Tha Tribe...

Saw Wayne, Jr. last weekend and he says Tha Tribe is coming out with their fourth cd really soon. It was recorded live a few weeks back for Canyon.
Forum: Crafts 02-18-2002, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By DCP
The stiffener for the trailers I use is the stuff...

The stiffener for the trailers I use is the stuff upholsterers use to stiffen the skirts on furniture. I use the same stuff for beading rosettes. I haven't seen the stuff in stores, only in an...
Forum: Crafts 02-18-2002, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By DCP
I like to sandwich a fabric stiffener between the...

I like to sandwich a fabric stiffener between the wool and calico. Just face sew them together and bind it with contrasting ribbon. The calico and ribbon add a lot more color to the trailer. Mine...
Forum: General Crafts 02-18-2002, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,480
Posted By DCP
With wide feathers, you need 15+ per side. Hawks...

With wide feathers, you need 15+ per side. Hawks are pretty slim, so I would go almost double that. The length of the extensions also plays a huge role in the overall look. Hawks will definately...
Forum: General Crafts 02-16-2002, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,090
Posted By DCP
You have a lot of good advice so far. Let me add...

You have a lot of good advice so far. Let me add one thing:

As far as the talons go, cut a piece of ceiling tile into small squares and pierce the talons a bit into the tile so they dry in the...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 01-28-2002, 07:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,217
Posted By DCP
Whitetail Cree has a good one. Red Rock is the...

Whitetail Cree has a good one. Red Rock is the label. I bought it from the producer's friend, so I can't tell you where to buy it.
Forum: General Crafts 01-21-2002, 12:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,685
Posted By DCP
A friend of mine says that for the freezing thing...

A friend of mine says that for the freezing thing to work, you have to freeze it, bring it to room temp for a while, and refreeze it.

The logic behind it is that the critters die, but the eggs...
Forum: Crafts 01-15-2002, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By DCP
Measure the circumference of your wrist and your...

Measure the circumference of your wrist and your upper forearm where you want the cuff to end. The length from wrist to upper forearm should be around 2/3 the distance from wrist to elbow. Draw...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 01-02-2002, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,132
Posted By DCP
There is really no reason for singers to beat the...

There is really no reason for singers to beat the hell out of a drum. Even when the hard beats come in, the other singers should ease up on the drum so the hard beats can be distinguished.

Even...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 12-23-2001, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,628
Posted By DCP
Acquiring drums

Here's a topic that I don't think has been covered.

Where did many of you singers acquire your drums? Sometimes drums are gifted, sometimes purchased, sometimes a drumgroup will tie their own...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 12-09-2001, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By DCP
If you are referring to a song for picking up a...

If you are referring to a song for picking up a dropped eagle feather, southern folks "typically" don't do that. However, I have seen southern-style drums in the north sing a veteran's song to take...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 11-13-2001, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By DCP
My drum is Lakeside of Chicagoland- the...

My drum is Lakeside of Chicagoland- the southwesternmost stretches of the lakes.

We don't contest.

I sometimes sing with other Chicago-area drums.
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 11-12-2001, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,252
Posted By DCP
Thumbs up I have met a couple of the guys from tha tribe,...

I have met a couple of the guys from tha tribe, and they're a decent group of guys. I've known Wayne, Jr. since we were teens and he is always friendly and a class act. There are some guys that get...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-28-2001, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By DCP
"Back in the day" there were a few women that...

"Back in the day" there were a few women that were warriors like the men. Today there are many lady veterans. If this is the case, then why shoudn't women dance men's styles if they want to?
...
Forum: Crafts 10-16-2001, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,757
Posted By DCP
I've seen some guys tie the wings about the neck,...

I've seen some guys tie the wings about the neck, but don't know if that's the way I'd do it. Maybe attach them directly to the choker if your feathers are nice and long. I've seen some guys put...
Forum: Archives 10-14-2001, 02:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,650
Posted By DCP
Post There's good and bad in every organization...

There's good and bad in every organization (whether it's a nation, religion, club, etc., etc.)

It's easy to point a finger.

It's difficult to try to make a difference.

Will you sit back...
Forum: Archives 10-12-2001, 11:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,293
Posted By DCP
Post The first "Thanksgiving" by Europeans in America...

The first "Thanksgiving" by Europeans in America was April 30, 1598 near El Paso (Well before the English had a permanent settlement). Juan de On~ate led hundreds of Spanish men and their families...
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