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  • WhoMe
    Gourd dance sash
    by WhoMe
    Anybody have any information why gourd dancers wear a sash with fringe tied to their waist?


    Does anybody know the reason why some dancers wear a white fitted sheet around their waist?

    08-22-2006, 04:10 PM
  • powwower
    Dances that exlude Non-Indians. Good or Bad?
    by powwower
    Me-n-Park was chewing the fat in the Gourd Dance section and I came up with this Subject.

    During the summer, the Kiowa Gourd Clan hosts their annual celebration. Now, I have seen the gourd dance all across the Southern States and in Montana. In all these places I have observed both black...
    08-24-2001, 09:28 PM
  • Josiah
    Unity Powwow 19 April 2014
    by Josiah
    I have been remiss in not posting about this event that occurred last weekend (19 April 2014).

    It was a Gourd Dance that was organized by the Kiowa Museum and Kiowa Casino apparently it had been planned for over a year but one thing or another kept getting in the way.

    04-24-2014, 07:28 PM
  • powwowbum49
    real gourd -vs- metal can
    by powwowbum49
    I wanted to see how you all feel about the use of a shaker made of a real gourd at gourd dances? I have been noticing that many of the NAC men are trying to get the real gourd out of the gourd dance arena and keep it strictly for the meetings. I do still see many folks still using real gourds, but thought...
    09-23-2000, 03:07 AM
  • Zotigh
    A history of the Gourd Dance.
    by Zotigh
    My cousin Dennis wrote a very good article on the Kiowa Gourd Dance that I'd like to share here. It was printed as an article in the Indian Country Today publication.

    (My grandmother, were she alive today, would point out that the Red Wolf was not wearing a...
    05-29-2004, 10:59 PM



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