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Forum: Northern Singing 03-23-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By Brackett481
The way I was taught...

All of the songs I know how to sing, I was taught to sing on beat. I have very rarely heard any complaint or had someone correct me or the drum i sing with.
Forum: Northern Singing 03-22-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By Brackett481
Off Beat Songs

Are all songs supposed to be sung off beat, or are there some that are sung on beat? This has come up a few times with some of the songs I was taught. I was taught a song by someone only to have...
Forum: Head Staff 03-09-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By Brackett481
Boy Scouts and The Order of the Arrow

I am a long time Boy Scout and an Order of the Arrow member too. I think it is great when those who know are willing to teach those who do not. Our lodge is fortunate to have the teachers we have to...
Forum: Southern Singing 03-01-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,169
Posted By Brackett481
How bout this 'in Fellers

Since the White boy from bama catches the crap...My turn

"Hey buddy, you from alabama?"

"Wow, You sing like a white guy!!!"

"You can't bring it!"

"Have you ever thought about starting a...
Forum: Ask PowWows.com 02-28-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By Brackett481
Stomp Dancing

I have seen this many times lately at some southern powwows. It is done after the powwow closes for the day. I was wondering if anyone could give me some info on this. Whatis it? Why do it? Men and...
Forum: Ask PowWows.com 02-28-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,198
Posted By Brackett481
most pregnant women I know of stay out of the...

most pregnant women I know of stay out of the arena when there are others in it. I was told once that they were considered to have very strong medicine. Alson, Moon time women do not enter the arena....
Forum: Southern Singing 02-23-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By Brackett481
I have noticed this too. I have noticed that this...

I have noticed this too. I have noticed that this happens with a lot of drums. I think it has to do with the song and what it means to those singing it. From What I have seen, it is not really...
Forum: Southern Singing 02-15-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,930
Posted By Brackett481
Well, At least there is not any prejudice here at...

Well, At least there is not any prejudice here at powwows.com. A place where natives and like-minded white people can get together and talk about dancing, singing and just have a gret time living and...
Forum: Southern Singing 02-14-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,930
Posted By Brackett481
Oh, OK, Why didnt you say so to begin with. ...

Oh, OK, Why didnt you say so to begin with.

Not that I don't like Alabama, but hey, I guess there has to be something to hate me for...at least you only chose my home state...lol
Forum: Southern Singing 02-14-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,930
Posted By Brackett481
What do you have against me? I mean come on guys,...

What do you have against me? I mean come on guys, IS it because I am White?
Forum: Southern Singing 02-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,930
Posted By Brackett481
not cool

You know, I was not talking about myself this time guys. Just because I am white does not mean every comment about white people pertains to me. There other white guys around here.
Forum: Native Issues 02-14-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,819
Posted By Brackett481
I understand what all of you have said. I am...

I understand what all of you have said. I am proud of my heritage...All of it. I am American. As far as my lineage, I come from this conitnent and Europe. I am proud of that. Aside from calling...
Forum: Southern Singing 02-14-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,930
Posted By Brackett481
Non-Native Singers

I have heard a few really good white guys. The ones I have heard really do understand and sing from the heart. I have also heard those groups out-there who just sing to sing. I guess it just depends...
Forum: Native Issues 02-09-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,819
Posted By Brackett481
Who is White, and Who Is Native?

I don't know if this is the right thread, but no other thread seems to fit.

I have been going to gatherings and powwows for many years now. I sit and sing with two drums, and I try to live my...
Forum: Straight Dancing 02-09-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By Brackett481
I have heard...

Down in Bama, I have heard it as halushka. Never had it explained what it meant.
Forum: General Crafts 02-08-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,145
Posted By Brackett481
Tradish Womens Drags/Woven Belts

What color combinations would be acceptable to make and sell in booth? prefered colors?
Forum: Grass Dancing 02-08-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,165
Posted By Brackett481
I am a grass dancer. it is the only style I have...

I am a grass dancer. it is the only style I have ever really danced. Here in Aabama, there is at least one lady grass dancer that I know personally. She was asked to dance by an elder, and she asked...
Forum: Chicken Dance 02-03-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,522
Posted By Brackett481
Question Chicken Dance at Powwows

I have been to many powwows lately where a chicken dancer or two have requested a song. I quess it is like a specialty. During this specialty, I noticed that both traditional dancers and grass...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 02-03-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,911
Posted By Brackett481
I was wondering myself, I don't have enough bells...

I was wondering myself, I don't have enough bells or toes to make a set, but what about rifle casings? Would this be inappropriate?
Forum: Northern Singing 02-03-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By Brackett481
WinMX

This downloader is no longer available. They shut it down a few months ago.
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 02-01-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,932
Posted By Brackett481
Womens Drums

I have noticed more womens drums starting up lately. I was taught that women typically did not touch th drum: Unless it was like a family drum or something like that. With that said, I hav also...
Forum: Southern Singing 01-27-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,038
Posted By Brackett481
No, I listen to what he, and you say. And no,...

No, I listen to what he, and you say. And no, bragging about skill or quality is not the right way. But, neither is saying someone can't. I know that the plains drums are on a different level than...
Forum: Southern Singing 01-27-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,038
Posted By Brackett481
OK, ya'll

I think it has been very well established that a drum of only three or four male singers, with only three or four ladies would probably not cut it at some of the big powwows out west and up north....
Forum: Southern Singing 01-24-2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,038
Posted By Brackett481
I sit with two drums. one has about 8...

I sit with two drums. one has about 8 drummers/singers and about 6 lady singers. My new drum only has 3 drummers and 4 ladies. We do fine with only 3 guys. Hope we can do it with two...we are loding...
Forum: Southern Singing 01-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By Brackett481
I am from Alabama. Most of the drums around this...

I am from Alabama. Most of the drums around this area sing a veterans song after the flag song, and at the end of the powwow. Many drums also have victory songs.

Many of the songs sung:
POW/MIA...
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