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Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 09-23-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,684
Posted By scottlollar
I agree entirely. He makes good stuff. I recall...

I agree entirely. He makes good stuff. I recall him saying recently he's found a way to make them in either larger quantities or faster. But, I don't recall exactly - it was a couple months ago......
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 09-23-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By scottlollar
The more I talk to people about this, the more...

The more I talk to people about this, the more convinced I am it was one of Hawkeye's roaches. If so, that makes the roach quite a bit older than we initially thought. But, that's allright - fine...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 09-01-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,684
Posted By scottlollar
I know both of the people who make those bustles....

I know both of the people who make those bustles. I haven't seen one of them since he made my bustle in 1991, but I know quite a few others who have gotten him to make bustles for them. Tatanka...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 08-11-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By scottlollar
I've noticed a trend toward smaller bustles in...

I've noticed a trend toward smaller bustles in the last couple years. John Butler's got a couple of nice ones, too.
But as soon as I say that I know I'll see someone out there with a massive bustle...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-30-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By scottlollar
That's what I was saying. All of my elders said,...

That's what I was saying. All of my elders said, "Indins are modest people. Women wear shawls and men cover their legs in the arena." So, it just seems odd to me that folks aren't being taught the...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-28-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By scottlollar
leggins vs. knee-bands

Howdy!
I was watching some younger dancers this weekend and noticed something. Most of them were wearing more 'contemporary' N Trad. outfits than I am used to. So, this is where my question comes...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-10-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,685
Posted By scottlollar
Heat and moisture is a bad idea when trying to...

Heat and moisture is a bad idea when trying to 'de-poof' angora hair. Let this serve as a warning for others.

Heat an moisture combined made rawhide with fur still attached. The soft skin the...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-08-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,685
Posted By scottlollar
I was just told, also, that it might have been...

I was just told, also, that it might have been the brush I was using. I was told that using a brush with stiff tines, like that used on a dog's comb would be better than the brush I was using. So,...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-08-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,125
Posted By scottlollar
Let's see... when fully suited up, I'm wearing 4...

Let's see... when fully suited up, I'm wearing 4 belts, I think? It's a bit extremem, but it works.
I have one belt that I put my leggings on - a small nylon webbing belt.
I have one belt that has...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By scottlollar
I mentioned that to the guy who owns the roach. ...

I mentioned that to the guy who owns the roach. He didn't think the roach was very old. But, he does know someone who has a similar roach and I will find out from that person this weekend who made...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-08-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,685
Posted By scottlollar
changing subject slightly

I recently obtained an angora hide, to make anklets with. I cut the strips out for my anklets, brushed out some of the nap, and now when I put them on, it look slike I have poodles on my feet. The...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 06-24-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By scottlollar
Glue on a roach base?

A friend of mine asked me to replace the base on his roach. In the grand scheme of things, this shouldn't be a problem. Except the rows of hair were sewn & glued together and then coated with more...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-23-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,874
Posted By scottlollar
One boy I was teaching to dance had a very...

One boy I was teaching to dance had a very difficult time with this. He kept over-thinking it. I had to teach him to walk to the beat first. So, I stood him up straight, told him to relax his...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-23-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,652
Posted By scottlollar
I was just reading an article that divided...

I was just reading an article that divided Northern Trad outfits into 6 categories.

Lakota Contemporary Traditional
"Southern" Contemporary Northern Traditional
Northern/Great Lakes/Canadian...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 12-26-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By scottlollar
I agree with the use of a turtle shell - you...

I agree with the use of a turtle shell - you shouldn't use it. It is possible that way back in pre-contact days, that certain woodland or coastal peoples might have used them. Why not, right?
But,...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-27-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,852
Posted By scottlollar
I haven't bought any of these feathers, yet. But...

I haven't bought any of these feathers, yet. But I have spoken with the man who creates them (he's a N Trad dancer and Northern singer), and I have seen many of them up close and got to handle some...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 06-07-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By scottlollar
Epaulettes

I've always just called them feather epaulettes, or epaulettes. I believe the term actually goes back to knights in armor - some piece worn on the shoulders that protected the soldier from weapons,...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 05-09-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By scottlollar
Hey, that's a good resource! I liked what it...

Hey, that's a good resource! I liked what it said. But, he was talking about 'after the 5th stop, everyone dances slow'. I'm a bit confused by that, actually. Because I've never seen a Sneak Up...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 05-09-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,337
Posted By scottlollar
You can also use hawk bells and yarn to decorate...

You can also use hawk bells and yarn to decorate the bustle a bit. the decoration on the spikes can vary a bit, too. Some wrap the spikes in tradcloth strips, others attach sweetgrass braids to the...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 05-04-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By scottlollar
Sneak Up songs

When I was much younger, I was taught that a Sneak Up has 4 parts - for the 4 directions(tribes of man, etc.). I was taught that the first part you only go 1/4 around the circle, same for the 2nd,...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 05-04-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,337
Posted By scottlollar
There are a couple of ways to do this - the more...

There are a couple of ways to do this - the more traditional(old-style) way and more contemporary methods. The way I was taught(and a mess bustle was my first bustle), was each feather put on the...
Forum: Straight Dancing 03-10-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By scottlollar
I always say 'you learn something new everyday'. ...

I always say 'you learn something new everyday'. And it's true. I've seen some gentlemen Straight Dancers kick up their foot on the last beat of the song. Of course, as a northern dancer, I...
Forum: Straight Dancing 03-09-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By scottlollar
I gotta ask, where on Earth does he get this...

I gotta ask, where on Earth does he get this info!?!? Much of that touched on stuff I barely remember hearing as a boy, but which has gone the way of the do-do in my memory since. Thank you for...
Forum: Straight Dancing 03-08-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By scottlollar
Thank you! I appreciate this info. That is the...

Thank you! I appreciate this info. That is the one piece that was causing the most trepidation, really.

Cherosage, FatAlbert, WhoMe, Historian, thank you all for your input, and your willingness...
Forum: General Crafts 03-08-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,861
Posted By scottlollar
First couple of things that come to mind, 1) a...

First couple of things that come to mind, 1) a Straight Dance Otter Dragger, 2) a Northern Trad (Old Time) Otter Bandolier or cape covered in trade mirrors.

Those are the first, most obvious for...
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