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    Okay, I am new to this forum, but I am an experienced Northern Traditional Dancer who is switching to Straight Dance due to back and knee injuries that prevent me from sneaking up on myself much less an imaginary enemy.

    I have a lot of questions but I will start with just a couple....
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  • Historian
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    Moccasins are perhaps one of the few dance clothes components wore by straight dancers, that still retain a great deal of tribal identity in the cut and decoration style used.

    Concerning the one-piece, soft-soled Omaha moccasins, Fletcher & LaFlesche state,

    03-01-2009, 09:22 AM
  • Historian
    Face Paint
    by Historian
    The oldest materials used in paint were derived from animal, vegetable and mineral sources, with earth or mineral paint being the most common.

    White and yellow paint was obtained from white and yellow clays along river beds and buffalo gallstones produced a different kind of yellow....
    04-08-2009, 11:44 AM
  • Historian
    Men's Wearing Blanket
    by Historian
    Makes Them Cry – Osage – 1913

    In her book titled, “The Osage Ceremonial Dance I’n-Lon-Schka,” Alice Callahan writes the following concerning blankets,

    “Blankets are often worn over the traditional dress into the dance arena. They are then carefully folded...
    02-28-2009, 01:10 PM
  • Historian
    by Historian
    From early times dating back to the 17th century, many breechcloths have been made from an excellent grade of wool broadcloth with a “rainbow” or muti-colored selvage.

    Originally available in dark blue and sometimes red, the edge or selvage of the cloth was decorated in one-quarter...
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