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    i attended my first pow wow and noticed that the native americans encircled the dance area and blocked off the area for non native americans. i was wondering if this was typical or did i just happen on a seclusive event.

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    I've never seen that happen at a pow wow ever. Maybe there was something else going on and you might not have realized it being that it was your first time.

    All the ones that I've ever gone to they invite the spectators to dance during intertribals or the "Friendship" dance which usually happens about once a day.

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    • #3
      Specifics please? Define "blocked off". Were you trying to dance?, or just a spectator. Dancers always get the "up front" seating. Um...not sure what you mean.
      "As through this world I've wandered, I've met lots of funny men. Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen." -Woody Guthrie

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jester View Post
        i attended my first pow wow and noticed that the native americans encircled the dance area and blocked off the area for non native americans. i was wondering if this was typical or did i just happen on a seclusive event.


        jest,

        I've never seen it. I have seen a few dance arenas that were roped off where only dancers were allowed.

        How do you know that the people inside the encircled dance arena were all native americans?

        Where was this dance at?
        Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jester View Post
          i attended my first pow wow and noticed that the native americans encircled the dance area and blocked off the area for non native americans. i was wondering if this was typical or did i just happen on a seclusive event.
          You left out the details and the specifics. From what I can tell, the non-natives were probably being round up for bow and arrow target practice, lol.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jester View Post
            i attended my first pow wow and noticed that the native americans encircled the dance area and blocked off the area for non native americans. i was wondering if this was typical or did i just happen on a seclusive event.
            I think that's fairly typical, some of the more crafty Native Americans like to get the softer dance spots. Once they get a path beaten down, they like to stick to it. Some like to get up real close so they can hear the drum beat, especially when they are using those small drums with the little twigs to beat on them with.

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            • #7
              Closed arena

              Perhaps an eagle feather fell or this was during a jingle dress dance, both would close the arena to outsiders in this area.

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              • #8
                I may misunderstand the question... but could it be you did not get your umbrella and seat set up early enough... Hey , it happens

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                • #9
                  must have been a Va pow wow..you see it alot here, where the AD won't let you in unless your in dance clothes, unless it's a round dance or two step........ don't know why they do that, except that out here they treat more like a show then a social gathering.......

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ~Journey~ View Post
                    I may misunderstand the question... but could it be you did not get your umbrella and seat set up early enough... Hey , it happens
                    That's the way that I read it too. Early birds come in, set up their insta-shades around the arena and pretty soon, it's like, I can't see! Especially true during grand entry, etc. when a first timer has the best chance to be impressed and learn about the different dance styles from the MC.

                    I went to Quapaw last month and the way that place is layed out, I'm not sure that there is a seat you can't see from.
                    "It doesn't really matter, they don't know any better anyway."

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                    • #11
                      I went to Quapaw last month and the way that place is layed out, I'm not sure that there is a seat you can't see from.

                      Socman makes mental note: "next year go to Quapaw."
                      "As through this world I've wandered, I've met lots of funny men. Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen." -Woody Guthrie

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                      • #12
                        blocked off eh
                        probly a whistle song going on
                        or not...a dropped feather?

                        for sure any spectator
                        would be blocked from a whistle song tho

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