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Forum: Straight Dancing 01-02-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Rafe
tail dancing

Tail dancers finish the song sung during ceremonials to show honor to the song. The tail dancer is an honored position because he is to dance his best for his district/tribe/group.

He zig zags...
Forum: Straight Dancing 01-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,057
Posted By Rafe
two dance sticks

Those among the Osage are called tail dancer sticks. But, those were given to the tail dancers as an honor in rememberance of the old days when they were actually a coup stick to strike an enemy in...
Forum: Straight Dancing 01-02-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Rafe
all time great tail dancers.

The Pawhuska tail dancers, but smokey was king
Forum: Straight Dancing 08-26-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,364
Posted By Rafe
No such thing as comtemp s. dancing

There is no such thing as different categories for staight dance. It is is you heart and athletic ability to perform.
I've been dancing this dance my whole life and my father before that starting...
Forum: Straight Dancing 07-15-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,836
Posted By Rafe
why do tail dancers kick

it has been going on for over a hundred years among the Osages. Tail dancers are the best dancers among their peers. The district honors the song by having their best dancers dance on the tail.
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