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Old 10-07-2002, 11:52 AM   #1
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Wearing your own tribal clothes

How many of you wear your own tribal clothes, or do you wear regalias from a different tribe? And if so, how were you given the right to wear those clothes?
I wear Ponca, Otoe, and Sac & Fox clothes. These are my tribe's clothing that I wear whenever I dance. My mom is full blood Ponca and my dad is Sac & Fox, Pawnee and Otoe. My girls are Comanche and the above tribes. My girls were dressed Ponca, but dance in their Sac & Fox and Otoe clothes most of the time.
When I got married, 19 years ago, I was given Comanche clothes by my husbands relatives. I have only worn these on a few occasions. My Buckskin dress was made by Florence Chasenah, and I have worn that several times but gave it to my oldest daughter. We also have been given a jingle dress, by my sister from Minnesota, and one of my daughters wears this on occasion, but mostly we stay with our own clothes. My dad has three adopted daughters, who he gave the right to wear our clothes. Alice Ann Kaulaity, Sharon BrokeShoulder and Lisa Ewalk. We dressed them and gave them a set of ribbonwork to wear. We fed the people when we did these things for them. They wear their clothes with respect and I am proud to call them my sisters.
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Keepin' it Crow

I'm both Crow & Ft. Peck Sioux. I was raised in the Crow way & dance Crow Tradish. I love it because our dresses & dance styles are very distinctive of our tribe.
One of these days i'd love to have a fully beaded sioux style dress like my mother has.

Until that day, i'll continue high steppin' crow style!!

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I dance in my tear dress which is from my tribe the Cherokee. And pretty soon I am getting my tear dress.

Buckskinpantyhose-Geeze a fully beaded sioux style dress. I wander how long it took to do all that beadwork? Shoot if I did that proabley take me 10 years LMAO:Chatter :o
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Talking Whoz your favorite cloth dancer??

Some good ones i think are

-Judy Gibson
-Vicki Standingdeer
-Lenora Prenup
-Sharon Harris
-Becky Goins

~more to come~......................
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Old 10-07-2002, 10:39 PM   #5
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Re: Whoz your favorite cloth dancer??

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Some good ones i think are

-Judy Gibson
-Vicki Standingdeer
-Lenora Prenup
-Sharon Harris
-Becky Goins

~more to come~......................
Shouldn't this be in the favourite cloth dancer thread??

Anywayz...I dance Jingle now, but I have a tradish Iroquois dress. The one with the wrap around skirt and the overdress. I only use that to smoke dance in though, my mom is going to start using it to dance though. lol

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Red face oops......lol

I thought I had made a new post. Oops
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Talking CrowStylin' it........

I dress Crow Style & that's it. If I dressed any other style I'd hafta hide from my gramma the next time I seen her! Not that I would anyway, but yeah! CrowStylin' for me! ;););)
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Old 10-09-2002, 01:20 AM   #8
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Personally I wear my Osage Suit(Straightdancer). My wife is Apache(Lipan)/Aztec. Our daughters wear Buckskin, Osage dress and our youngest was given a jingle dress. Our grand-daughters wear Osage dresses now. I also had some Cherokee dresses made for our girls but they out grew them and didn't want anymore.
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I use to all the time and sometimes still do dance in a tear dress,(depends on occasion)
but fancystar made me some shirt and skirt sets to comp in.
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Old 10-18-2002, 01:31 AM   #10
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I wear traditional Pawnee clothes 85% of the time (plain ribbon skirts and plain/print ribbon shirts and mocs w/no leggings)... (i still have most of the pieces of my very first set of pawnee clothes too from when i was a baby! :)

BUT, on occasion- I also wear Comanche dresses (but i havent been able to get my leggings done for that set, so I havent danced that way in a long while) as well as Northern Cheyenne cloth dresses- and also getting my southern Cheyenne stuff together.

And last but not least, My Mum & my brothers and I are all adopted Ponca (Clarabelle Roughface was my adopted grandma), so mum and I were given the right to wear Ponca dresses, which I wear off & on! :)
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Old 10-20-2002, 10:20 PM   #12
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I was given permission to wear the Kiowa T-Dress, but also wear my Chickasaw Stomp Dress.
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I think if folks wore their own tribal clothes there would be alot more Navajo skirts dancing around at powwows. I've got nothing against adopting and dressing loved ones, but it's nice to see how many different tribes there are at powwows.
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I think if folks wore their own tribal clothes there would be alot more Navajo skirts dancing around at powwows. I've got nothing against adopting and dressing loved ones, but it's nice to see how many different tribes there are at powwows.
Well, thank goodness they are wearing SOMETHING otherwise there would be a bunch of nekkid ndns dancing around. That would be unsightly.:Eyepopper :JawDrop
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I dance Cloth dance, and wear a cloth dress. It's not a tear dress, as I have a problem with some of the history behind that particular style, but I wear a traditional cloth dress, in the color of my clan. Blue

Some of the people insist that the tear dress refers to the tears shed, but the truth is that it came to be after the Civil War, and refers to tear, as in rip the material, which is what they did, to get it in the strips sewn. When someone tells me, I HAVE to wear the UNIFORM, ummm sorry, it wasn't for the ancestors, and it won't be for me. If others chose to wear it, that is up to them, with no complaints, just my feelings!
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The western cherokee has officially adopted the tear dress

and yes it is called tear as in rip because when we were given material to sew together we actually ripped the cloth to sew back together into this style dress, which does copy off of I guess you call it the settlers type dress. but most dress makers I know that make this still tear the material
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I wear my osage clothes mostly. One of my aunties made me an Otoe outfit. I feel weird waering it sometimes b/c she was just like "here put this on; i made it just for you." i made me a "camp dress" (a rather plain 2 peice dress with ribbon work on the bottom) to wear on sundays of the pow-wow when you just need to be dressed
but mostly i stick to tribal clothes. but i hate to see people that wear "mix and match" clothes (where you mix several tribes to get another dress) i hate that. once i saw a osage belt worn with an otoe skirt with a ponca shirt. i say pick on and wear that one!
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I wear my Otoe stuff mostly. Kickapoos wear the camp dresses and the collared dresses.
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I wear Kickapoo dresses. They were given to me by my dad and auntie. Love both of them (dresses and folks). I personally like the Kickapoo dresses, and love the collar. Would like to figure out how to make them though.
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I'm Yakama and Creek. But I was given the right to wear Ponca clothes by my Oklahoma daddy, Tony Arkeketa. He adopted me back in my B.C. dayz ( before children). But to this day I have never worn Ponca clothes, I have always worn what is tradional for Yakama women to wear. I feel more comfortable doing this because then I don't have to answer to anyone about my right to wear them. I know how to sew or bead them. I know what they represent. And when it and where is the appropriate time to wear them. My daughters asked once to wear Jingle dresses. My mom (she smiles at me from above now) got on to my girls and asked them "what gives you the right to wear these dresses? what do the jingles on these dresses mean, what do the songs mean, what do certain things that are done during the dance mean? So my girls don't wear jingle dresses they either wear Yakama clothes or Creek clothes. Which makes me wonder how many of the girls and woman that you see wearing these Jingle dresses at pow wows really know what they are doing out their? Or are they just being copy cats? I mean no disrespest to them, but learn about it and make sure you are qualified to wear whatever style of outfit you chose to wear. Learn about the reason whay this style of dance is done, learn about the songs. Have a qualified teacher to show you all these things before you go through the expense of having an outfit made. (ok now please x-cuse me while I crawl offa my soap box) My kidz would say geeez mom now you really talk and sound lika a ndn g-ma. To which I reply " OH YEAH!"
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