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    Does anybody know why some chicken dancers carry:

    A rattle?

    A mirror?

    A tomahawk?

    A hoop?

    An animal skin on their forearm?

    A fan?

    A coop-stick?

    A grudge (*L j/k)
    Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

  • #2
    I always figured it was for gettin chicks.

    Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
    Does anybody know why some chicken dancers carry:

    A rattle?

    A mirror?

    A tomahawk?

    A hoop?

    An animal skin on their forearm?

    A fan?

    A coop-stick?

    A grudge (*L j/k)
    Mii iw keyaa ezhi-ditibiseyaan

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sookout sh'nob View Post
      I always figured it was for gettin chicks.
      he hem...

      I would like to say, that this is quite possibly the best reply to any thread I've ever seen on pw.com.

      okay,

      continue...

      ...that's so true....so, so true...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sookout sh'nob View Post
        I always figured it was for gettin chicks.
        You are now my favorite nishnab.

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        • #5
          Rattles and Pelts Represent which society they belong to, the hoop is also a representation, alot of dancers these days really don't know the true meaning of stuff they just pick it up and dance. i noticed alot of this on the east coast......recently!
          "Go Make Sweat!!!" -Sonny Kennedy- 2003


          don't get mad at me im just a critic

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          • #6
            you forgot the handheld blackberry or cell phone!
            Listen to my heart, not just my mouth! The most powerfull thing we can do is,,,share,,, if we don't it dies with us.

            It is the year of the bear, I am sharpening my claws and will no longer tollerate harrassment.

            Born in Winnipeg raised in the Pikwakanagan, Deutschland was never home! Army brat that had no choice in a parents duties to home and country. I Too Serve our flag and work for the uniform.
            Stand behind our troops or stand IN FRONT of them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CloudN9ne View Post
              Rattles and Pelts Represent which society they belong to, the hoop is also a representation, alot of dancers these days really don't know the true meaning of stuff they just pick it up and dance. i noticed alot of this on the east coast......recently!
              yep he's right, chicken dancers represent their clans with what they wear and carry. these traditions are not so known much where the dance is relatively new.

              but thats also right chicken dancers need to make themselves attractive with how they look dance and what they use. Mirrors are also popular but theres threads about that you can read the archives for that.

              IT'S ABOUT THE CHICKS- as for weapons chicken dancers battle with other chickens so they must be ready to fight for a mate or defend themselves. you gotta see that happen its so awsome especially when they really attack each other.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WhoMe View Post
                A grudge (*L j/k)
                As for the grudge it's either when they got beat

                or their chick went for the other guy.
                ...it is what it is...

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