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  • Str8Dancer49
    skinny otter hats/headbands
    by Str8Dancer49
    Hey all.... OK, I saw an old photo of Bacon Rind and some other Osages.... of course Bacon Rind was wearing his familiar otter hat, but some of the other men (actually looked to be in their late teens) were wearing what might be called "skinny" otter hats or headbands - the fur was about...
    03-16-2006, 06:39 PM
  • 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
  • _wuliechsin_
    Otter Drag
    by _wuliechsin_
    I was wondering, where did the otter drag come from? I mean why do we wear one? I was told we wear one in rememberence of the Cheyenne Dog Soliders. Because when they fought, they wore a piece of leather strip. When in battle they would lance the strip of leather in the ground and that was a warning...
    04-30-2007, 04:28 PM
  • spottedeagle
    What do you think?
    by spottedeagle
    What do you think of the way the dance and the outfits have evolved in the last 10 - 20 years? What do you see for the future?

    You always see trends on the trail. Otter breast plates were a fashion statement once, then beaded vests (still are to a point), today's outfits are being...
    10-04-2007, 08:14 PM
  • Historian
    Bandoliers - Why?
    by Historian
    An essential component of most straight dance outfits is the pair of bandoliers, or strings of large trade beads with leather spacers, worn in a loop which extends from each shoulder to the opposite hip. Each bandolier consists of one to three strings of brass, silver or glass trade beads (aurora borealis...
    09-29-2005, 03:45 PM



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