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    As a part of stately attire worn by the man dancers, a white head handkerchief is often included.

    Is this sybolic of the old turbans worn by the man dance tribes?

    Is it a fashion statement that is now traditional?

    Or is it simply to keep the sweat from pouring down the face?

    Any idee-ers?
    Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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    Depends on who you ask. I have hear from one NDN that it is only for members of the NAC. Another one told me it was for sweat and a third told me it was to keep your roach strings straight.

    Never heard the turban correlation. Good one.
    There are 2 types of people in the world...
    Really stupid people who think they are smart
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    Really smart people who think they are smart.

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    • #3
      I think we use the white handkerchief because that is the thing I was taught to do. My Uncles, Dad, Cuz's, friends wore it. It does help keep the sweet from our eyes. It could be a STYLE thing.

      I have seen this used by other Ilonshka dancers as well as my friends and family. Not all Ilonshka dancers do wear the handkerchief around thier head, though.
      BOB

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      • #4
        I heard it was started by a Ponca who put it on to keep the sweat out. Seeing this respected person with it on, prompted others to begin wearing it as a fashion statement.

        I will get more info later. This supposedly happened in the 1940's.

        "People do things for reasons ya' know. It just doesn't fall outta' the sky!"



        I guess you can see that I like to get names, dates, tribes and locations. I kinda' like documentation. Can you tell?
        Last edited by WhoMe; 07-29-2003, 06:22 PM.
        Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WhoMe

          I guess you can see that I like to get names, dates, tribes and locations. I kinda' like documentation. Can you tell?
          Isn't that quote kind of contradicting to your choice of NOT posting this info on YOUR OWN profile? C'mon Who Me lets see your crudentials...*L*

          Seeing you are into documentation start documentating on yourself...enquiring minds wanna know...OR maybe i will sit here and wait for something to fall out of the sky..L* i dunno..haha


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          • #6
            (dear fatal attraction):

            Your post has nothing to do with this thread.

            But if you want my kool aid, look in your PM.
            Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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            • #7
              uh-oh, gang talk!
              There are 2 types of people in the world...
              Really stupid people who think they are smart
              and
              Really smart people who think they are smart.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WhoMe
                (dear fatal attraction):

                Your post has nothing to do with this thread.

                But if you want my kool aid, look in your PM.

                LMAO...ok....put MY foot in MY mouth...i know...but i am jus like a curious little kid following a BAG of GOODIES...is it candy...or just a bag of rocks...LMAO:Quiet
                ~.~ A friend is~.~

                " someone who can sing the song in your heart, even when you have forgotten the words...;)"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WhoMe
                  But if you want my kool aid, look in your PM.
                  Whome I don't think anyone here wants your kool aid.:Naughty

                  As for the Headband I don't know where it came from. I was taught to wear it I assume it's for keeping sweat from your eyes.

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                  • #10
                    Kool Aid

                    Kool Aid is bad for the teeth. Makes your teeth fall out in time.
                    Stick with water.

                    As for the white headkerchief; what is the deal?
                    Friends dont let friends take home ugly Men. :huddle:

                    :indian1: THE DARKER THE FLESH THEN THE DEEPER THE ROOTS :indian1:

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                    • #11
                      As for the white headkerchief; what is the deal?
                      So they would have something to surrender with... :Chatter

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                      • #12
                        Might wanna watch it there Steve it is a warriors dance.

                        As for the deal. I think it's been answered. It's a decorative but practical piece. I could be wrong, but nobody has spoke up yet.

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                        • #13
                          the whites are so that we can show off just how dirty greezy grimy our foreheads really are
                          everything needs a bit more taste that's were Spicy comes in

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                          • #14
                            Might wanna watch it there Steve it is a warriors dance
                            Now, I thought it was a "gentleman's" dance?? You mean all those guys are warriors??

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                            • #15
                              We can't be a warrior and a gentleman?

                              I thought I was Commissioned in the Army as an Officer AND a Gentleman. I understand this is no longer the case though, thanks to Pres. Carter.
                              BOB

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