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Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 04-10-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,899
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
We must remember what the term "roach" actually...

We must remember what the term "roach" actually means. It is a European word that has many meanings one of which is "to cut the hair so that it stands upright."

The early Europeans noticed that...
Forum: Grass Dancing 04-10-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,297
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Now to those that are much older, they can...

Now to those that are much older, they can remember when the term “powwow” was unheard of and a dance was called a Doin’, Gathering, Feast, etc. and among many on the Plains it was called the Grass...
Forum: Grass Dancing 03-13-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Fringe Origins

Good Question. Here comes a very long kind of answer.

Now to those that are much older, they can remember when the term “powwow” was unheard of and a dance was called a Doin’, Gathering, Feast,...
Forum: Smoke Dance 03-12-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,858
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Sash Tying

Where you tie your sash is actually more individual than it is Nation, Tribe, Clan, Band and or Family. Although they all had variations of tying that depending an many circumstances as mentioned in...
Forum: Ask PowWows.com 03-12-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Act of War

Considering that the attacks of 09/11/2001 were and have been declared an Act of War having First Reponders carry a flag should be a great honor.
Forum: Native Issues 02-02-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,947
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Another View

A very interesting discussion.

A good way to look at this question is to view it if from another perspective:

Should natives be allowed in non-native spiritual ceremonies?

Now before you...
Forum: Ask PowWows.com 01-30-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
WindPipe

Actually, WindPipe is also correct.

You see, what we call HairPipe was also called WindPipe in the very early years of trade. Contrary to popular belief, we did not create what one sees as...
Forum: Straight Dancing 11-12-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Eastern Woodland "Straight"

Eastern Woodland "Straight" is far from new. It has been around for a very, very long time but not called "straight" until recently.

For many years those of us that dressed in long shirts,...
Forum: Ask PowWows.com 11-07-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,444
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
No Jeeves

No, not at all.

I am just a very dedicated and rather enthusiastic student of History - all history and especially anything remotely related to our history of course.

For example: although...
Forum: Straight Dancing 11-07-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Some Ribbon History

Good Point Ern. Very nice.

We know from traveling journals that the Natives traded for the White Man's cloth materials from a very early time (shortly after contact). This included using pelts...
Forum: Ask PowWows.com 11-06-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,444
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Sound and More

Some Thoughts on the original and others.

Bells:
It has been pressed upon us in oral tradition in many stories that when we were to dance we were to make noise so that The Creator could hear us...
Forum: Native Issues 11-06-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Movie in Europe would do well.

No you are exactly right CrazyWolf.

Europeans are fascinated with Native American Culture and have been since the early 19th Century. If anybody has traveled and performed in Eurpoe they would...
Forum: Straight Dancing 11-06-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
To Tie

Good Question.

I have been dancing for what seems like a lifetime and actually it has been a lifetime. I will not speak for others as I know there are many reasons for everything in their outfit...
Forum: Straight Dancing 11-04-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,149
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Dance The Way They Feel!

Quote from Wa-zha-zhe:
One time I was sitting beside Morris Lookout at the drum and he made a remark about a certain dancer. He said, "That one right there, makes me like it." "That's the way they...
Forum: Native Issues 11-04-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Movie Sequel

Actually as much as many said the first film was from a white man's perspective - well it was supposed to be as that is the story in the book. The Book "Dances With Wolves" is written as a 1st...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 10-14-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Trends?

Well I don't like the clothing of the past 20 years. Way too much flash and way too much man made materials like rayon, polyester, and other bad blends. We need to get back to pure wool trade...
Forum: Pow Wow Talk 10-14-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Logistics is the word today.

For those of us well over 60 we can remember that there was some traditon and protocol on where the Arbor and Fire (those that remember keeping a Fire too) was at an event.

Some had an Arbor to...
Forum: Pow Wow Talk 09-07-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Yes - Seek Wisdom

Dave,

Good question and well asked.

And Yes - that is something that you need wisdom and guidance and patience from others - especially The Elders. But not only the Elders - others of profound...
Forum: Native Issues 09-07-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 30,023
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Legal Stuff

NativeProud and others,

Actually even if you were FED, you still need documentation of the feathers. This is the LAW. Unfortunatley, many have never really read the law - either the Migratory...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 09-07-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,299
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Agreed

Awewome post there Anishtradish!

I don't know how many times on this site people have argued about the Owl and its use without doing a bit of serious research and found out that their people...
Forum: Pow Wow Talk 09-06-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,596
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Crow Hop & Crow Dance - 2 different things!

Perhaps I can shed some light on this....

Actually among some of us well over 60 years of age -

We can remember that the term "Crow Hop" can refer to more than one thing. The mess of what is...
Forum: Pow Wow Talk 06-17-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,701
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Some Info

Once again - each state has it bad events and good events and each state has it bad people and good people. As for Ohio it has it bad events and good events too. As for Columbus, I still don't know...
Forum: Native Issues 05-22-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Agreed - somewhat

I agree with some of this.

Now there will be many that may read this thread and say this is way wrong and some have no idea what they are talking about - because Native American Events are...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 05-01-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,701
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Feather Roach

Paul and others:

It may have other names but it is called a Feather Roach or at least it is very similar to the Feather Roach.

Actuallly, this one is a very modern looking one with the orange...
Forum: Pow Wow Talk 04-23-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,701
Posted By Tom Iron Eagle
Yellowbearwmn

Yellowbearwmn -

I sent you a PM a long time ago with reference to sharing documentation on some of the idiots in Ohio like Tom Netz, etc. Would like to see some of your documentation and get you...
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