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Forum: Gourd Dance 08-30-2001, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,280
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Hello everyone: Sorry I have gotten back sooner...

Hello everyone:
Sorry I have gotten back sooner than this.
Looks like I opened a can of worms.
1) the reason I mentioned bustles and roaches was to point out that all the warrior societies (well...
Forum: Gourd Dance 08-29-2001, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,280
Posted By Louis Garcia
Thumbs up Pow-wower: I don't understand why southern...

Pow-wower:
I don't understand why southern people think that the Gourd Dance originated with the Kiowa. That of course is a posiblity but every Plains tribe had the Gourd Dance.

Every warrior...
Forum: Archives 08-14-2001, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Hau: Chainette (sp?)was sold in the local rez...

Hau:
Chainette (sp?)was sold in the local rez stores in the 60's. So it was easy to come by. They had it on hand for shawls.
I still have my yarn fringe outfit from the late 60's. It is just a...
Forum: Crafts 06-28-2001, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,348
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Tree: thanks for the nice long description on...

Tree:
thanks for the nice long description on setting up a tipi.
We set them up the same here.
Tree and Tipi's suggestion of shorting the door pole will be my next try.
I have to set one up as a...
Forum: Crafts 06-26-2001, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,348
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post Tipi Cover No Fit

I only set up the family tipi once or twice a year. Once at home to check it out and once at the pow-wow grounds.
I have a question.
I use the standard three pole base, two poles down the middle of...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-22-2001, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,746
Posted By Louis Garcia
Thumbs up Just do a search for Buffalo on the internet. ...

Just do a search for Buffalo on the internet.
Here in North Dakota we have in New Rockford The North American Bison Cooperative.
Raw hides sell for $100 to $125.

Also there is the Braintan.com...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 03-19-2001, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By Louis Garcia
Cool Drumjudge1 The dancers at Shinnecock were doing...

Drumjudge1
The dancers at Shinnecock were doing the Welcome Dance. Dancing back and forth in a straight line.
Long ago if you didn't have a war bonnet on then you were not an Indian.
Today if you...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 03-15-2001, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,953
Posted By Louis Garcia
Cool Drum Signals

I notice that some drum groups use hand signals.
That is something new. years ago the singers signaled with the drum.
Examples:
What everyone calls honor beats is just a signal that the tempo will...
Forum: Archives 03-08-2001, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By Louis Garcia
Thumbs up Yes, Doc Howard was a friend of mine too. Glad...

Yes, Doc Howard was a friend of mine too.
Glad to see his name mentioned.
He wrote a two part article on Firecloud's outfit in a now defunct magazine. I am embarressed to say I don't remember the...
Forum: Crafts 03-01-2001, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,931
Posted By Louis Garcia
Thumbs down A beaded drum stick must be earned. It is not a...

A beaded drum stick must be earned.
It is not a decoration.
Mostly head singers use them.
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 02-18-2001, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,443
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile I just spoke to Laidman Fox. He is one of the...

I just spoke to Laidman Fox.
He is one of the old Scout Singers, but lives here at Ft. Totten.
He says that his uncle Ernest Fox is the one who put the Sa'nish words to the melody.
He says it is...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 01-18-2001, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,443
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post I should give you the original Sanish (Arikara)...

I should give you the original Sanish (Arikara) words for the Flag Song:

E: natara:kanu ehe:u na:wi:nsa:wi'u
our Friends the flag
ci:nase:nu
ours
nu:we:na:nu:haku pa:tu
waving...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 01-18-2001, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,443
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post The Hidatsa Flag Song was originally made by two...

The Hidatsa Flag Song was originally made by two Sa'nish (Arikara) soldiers in WWII. Nick Fox and Davis Painte. When they returned home in 1946, the Nishu Singers put the words to the song. Ralph...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 01-17-2001, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,443
Posted By Louis Garcia
Thumbs up Yes, I have the words. Now all I have to do is...

Yes, I have the words.
Now all I have to do is remember where I put them.
Will post them soon.
Forum: Archives 12-14-2000, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,049
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Larry Belitz has a good trick for pulling a porky...

Larry Belitz has a good trick for pulling a porky quill that is embedded in you or your pet. Give it a twist and it will come right out. He says don't ever pull the quill.
I have never tried his...
Forum: Archives 11-20-2000, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,294
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post sorry. The correct site address is...

sorry.
The correct site address is www.nativetech.org (http://www.nativetech.org)
Forum: Archives 11-20-2000, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,294
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Check out www.nativetech.com...

Check out www.nativetech.com (http://www.nativetech.com)
They have step by step instructions with color photos of how to do quillwork.
They also have lots of other neat things.
Forum: Archives 10-06-2000, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,779
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Raptor is correct, use the chalk line colors. ...

Raptor is correct, use the chalk line colors.
These colors are made for the most part from natural minerals.
You can also obtain them in larger quanity by contacting your local masonary supply...
Forum: Archives 09-29-2000, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,586
Posted By Louis Garcia
Cool For those that are interested. The Minnesota...

For those that are interested.
The Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul has the Gilbert Wilson Papers. Mr. Wilson circa 1915 recorded what all the 'X', 'U', 'O', etc. mean to the Hidatsa.
These...
Forum: Archives 08-17-2000, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,474
Posted By Louis Garcia
Smile Getting back to the origial question: The porky...

Getting back to the origial question:
The porky roach is worn because that was the insignia of the Grass Dance (warrior society). The other warrior societies wore other types of insignia to...
Forum: Archives 07-10-2000, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,394
Posted By Louis Garcia
Cool The Dakota / Lakota had the Mawatani...

The Dakota / Lakota had the Mawatani (Mandan)Society which used owl feathers.
The Hidatsa used magpie feathers as in the famous Bodmer painting.
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-28-2000, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,086
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post Women are not allowed to hit the drum. The drum...

Women are not allowed to hit the drum.
The drum stick is a phallic symbol, the drum itself is female. Therefore they are commiting a lesbian act.
During the Indian war and early reservation period...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 06-28-2000, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,777
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post Your Rabbit Dance information comes from Bill...

Your Rabbit Dance information comes from Bill Powers. He gives no time frame for this informatiom.
From other sources, Pine Ridge stated the dance in 1921. Here at Spirit Lake (Ft. Totten, ND) the...
Forum: Pow Wow Singing 05-31-2000, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By Louis Garcia
Post This is the third try at posting this. if this...

This is the third try at posting this. if this doesn't work, forget it.
Here in North Dakota we don't use hand signals. Well hardly. you have to 'feel' the music, you know when things are happening....
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