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Forum: Gourd Dance 05-09-2002, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,174
Posted By raptor
nabeader, If you think "Kiowa Voices" is...

nabeader,
If you think "Kiowa Voices" is definitive check out Eric Lassiters, " The Power of Kiowa Song
Forum: General Crafts 11-28-2001, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,504
Posted By raptor
Actually, cotton cloth was used in cut ribbonwork...

Actually, cotton cloth was used in cut ribbonwork design. Especially on blankets around the lakes and the upper prairie. There is a famous photo of Keokuk Jr. wearing what appears to be a Hudson's...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-05-2001, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By raptor
Post that's why he's a moderator...he can read! ...

that's why he's a moderator...he can read!

Anyone have info on "BUMPS..The Journal of the Society of Ethnophrenology"
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 10-05-2001, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By raptor
Post Really? Phrenology...that explains a lot. ...

Really? Phrenology...that explains a lot.

For more on the red and blue painted drums check out Thos. Venum book, "The Chippewa Dance Drum"
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-12-2001, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,671
Posted By raptor
Post This past weekend at the AIS Hethuska I was...

This past weekend at the AIS Hethuska I was seated near the Ponca Nuda Honga. The smoke song was sung during the first water break and some people stood, some people sat and some other folks just...
Forum: Crafts 03-03-2001, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,058
Posted By raptor
Post Louis Garcia is refering to a traditional custom...

Louis Garcia is refering to a traditional custom up north where a man gains a reputation as a singer and repository of tradition and songs. His expertise in these areas is ackowledged by the...
Forum: Crafts 01-19-2001, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,644
Posted By raptor
Post Mr. Dean, Not having the book I am not sure...

Mr. Dean,
Not having the book I am not sure which of the many "crow" stitches that are not applique you are talking about.
Forum: Archives 01-09-2001, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,231
Posted By raptor
Post Tara, Quote away... There appear to be no...

Tara,
Quote away...
There appear to be no real 'rules' as to how the pouches were made. I have seen them with the 'slats' and one side of the bag as a single piece, the other side of the bag is...
Forum: Archives 01-08-2001, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,231
Posted By raptor
Post Mr. R, Nice little pouch. You don't often come...

Mr. R,
Nice little pouch. You don't often come across these things with so much decoration on them.

These bags may have had some utilitarian purpose but they seem to be primariliy have been a...
Forum: Archives 12-14-2000, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,204
Posted By raptor
Post An Old man told me that the best way to get...

An Old man told me that the best way to get quills is find a porcupine and throw a big wooly blanket over it. Beat it up a little and let it go. You'll have all the quills you want. Of course then...
Forum: Archives 11-22-2000, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,389
Posted By raptor
Post Yes, try not to hiccup with a mouth full of quills

Yes, try not to hiccup with a mouth full of quills
Forum: Archives 10-06-2000, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,457
Posted By raptor
Post WW, Several yeas ago Bill Powers published an...

WW,
Several yeas ago Bill Powers published an article in Whispering Wind concerning flag designs and their use among the Lakota. There is also a catalog from the museum show 'the American Indian...
Forum: Archives 10-06-2000, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,687
Posted By raptor
Post I thought I responded to this questionon another...

I thought I responded to this questionon another topic, but i guess it has disappeared into cyberspace or the whle topic was deleted.

The tree of life is practically required on an Iroquois...
Forum: Archives 10-05-2000, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By raptor
Post Try finding a copy Lyford's 'Iroquois Crafts'. I...

Try finding a copy Lyford's 'Iroquois Crafts'. I think Irocrafts sells it and it should also be available from a decent library or through inter library loan.
The 'tree of life'is almost a...
Forum: Archives 10-04-2000, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,199
Posted By raptor
Post Unless you are really enamoured of getting a duck...

Unless you are really enamoured of getting a duck to poop blue, you might try using blue chalk (as in Chalkline..it also somes in yellow, red and green)and adding it to the medium. We have Mulberry...
Forum: Crafts 09-24-2000, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,201
Posted By raptor
Post This is the second time I 've tried this...so...

This is the second time I 've tried this...so bear with me, please.
When I first started gourd dancing some thirty years I was told that Indian people frowned on using natural gourds for the dance. ...
Forum: Crafts 09-24-2000, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,201
Posted By raptor
Post In my experience a can is definitely the...

In my experience a can is definitely the preferred shaker for Gourd dance. I am also familiar with many other things that have been used over the years from the ubiquitous aluminum shakers and...
Forum: Crafts 09-15-2000, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,832
Posted By raptor
Post I think at least four...the three you maned and...

I think at least four...the three you maned and then flat gourdstitch and who can name any others?
Forum: Archives 09-13-2000, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,591
Posted By raptor
Post I am going to assume that you want to give to...

I am going to assume that you want to give to many men at the dance. One of the useful things sometimes given up north is a little bundle of a throw away razor, a pair of tube socks maybe a little...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 07-13-2000, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,767
Posted By raptor
Post The point I wanted to make was that in those days...

The point I wanted to make was that in those days that was what the traditional men out on the rez wore when they got dressed. Of course that has changed...more comfortable shoes,cooler shirts, all...
Forum: Archives 07-13-2000, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By raptor
Post Yes, there is a 'basic' Iroquois style. Much...

Yes, there is a 'basic' Iroquois style. Much like there is a 'basic' straight dance outfit, subject to tribal and historic fashion and fad. You seem to have the basics down. There are differences...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 07-11-2000, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,767
Posted By raptor
Post Boots, long sleeve shirt, long pants, hat, maybe...

Boots, long sleeve shirt, long pants, hat, maybe even a vest...When I started singing waay back there in the sixties that's the way everybody dressed for the evening dance. During the afternoon...
Forum: Archives 07-11-2000, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,288
Posted By raptor
Post I don't know what the origins of the smoke dance...

I don't know what the origins of the smoke dance are, but I will try to find out. The old folks I know from Seneca and Mohawk say that the name comes from all the dust that was raised from the...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-05-2000, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By raptor
Post In my experience, most native singers sing in...

In my experience, most native singers sing in between the beats of the drum (for lack of any easier way of explaining it), including the Mohawks and the other Iroquois people, when singing their own...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 05-16-2000, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By raptor
Post While everybody is picking on those cartoon songs...

While everybody is picking on those cartoon songs and castigating the drums who sing them, has any one found out the history of them? They just didn't fall out of the sky, you know.
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