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  • Historian
    Tail Sticks and Tail Dancers
    by Historian
    Before the forced removal of the Ponca to Oklahoma Territory in 1877, appointed Tail Dancers among the Hethuska Society would carry the long-shafted, crook-ended Society Coup Sticks in battle and at Society Dance Ceremonies.

    When the Hethuska Society would go out as a group to fight...
    02-28-2009, 02:08 PM
  • Historian
    Whips and Whipmen
    by Historian
    At many of today’s northern and southern plains pow-wows and ceremonial dances the male dancer with the title of Whipman plays an important role with a long tradition.

    In the northern plains, the Whipman is usually an exceptional dancer appointed to encourage dancers to get up and...
    02-28-2009, 01:45 PM
  • Shinnecock76
    How many feathers?
    by Shinnecock76
    Hi all,

    I know there have been alot of posts on making mop-tops, but wasn't able to figure out exactly how many feathers are needed to complete one.

    Can anyone share approx. what they have used to make a mop-top? Just wondering if 2 wings and primary tail feathers would...
    12-03-2008, 12:34 PM
  • Historian
    Ponca Hethuska Society
    by Historian
    Ponca Hethuska Society
    by Jonathan Holmes

    The following are some of the written and oral traditions that I have researched concerning the origins and history of the Ponca Hethuska Society. Since I recognize that there are some who may have information that is different in some...
    10-06-2005, 02:26 PM
  • Fat Albert
    Ring Around The Tail Stick
    by Fat Albert
    Hello relatives! Well as the season is in full swing, I figure the best way to figure out who is the best dancer is to get out and see 'em! Nuff reading about them!

    Here is a question... the tail stick on the ground debate, some say it is ok to 'plant' the stick down and dance around...
    06-05-2004, 06:42 AM



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