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    I was reading an article that said the only men who can gourd dance have to be veterans because traditionally it was only warriors who did the gourd dancing. I want to know if this is true because a good friend of mine has been gourd dancing for years and i know he never served in the armed forces. I was to know if I'm being taken for a fool.

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    You're not a fool

    You do not have to be a veteran in order to gourd dance.
    It's not a veteran's dance, even if all of the original members were historically warriors. The only exception I can think of would be a group or club that gourd dances whose membership is made up exclusively of veterans. So, if you're not a vet, steer clear of those groups.

    This has been covered a few times under the Gourd Dance forum. You might want to read through those threads and archives.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GCane
      I was reading an article that said the only men who can gourd dance have to be veterans because traditionally it was only warriors who did the gourd dancing. I want to know if this is true because a good friend of mine has been gourd dancing for years and i know he never served in the armed forces. I was to know if I'm being taken for a fool.

      Gcane,


      See what happens when information is not passed on by a tribe whose dance is part of their history and culture?
      Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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      • #4
        Gcane:
        I invite you to come and read the postings in Gourd Dancing.
        This is a falicy that has been passed around for quite some time. This dance is a Mens Dance and many are Vet.s.
        BOB

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