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    i've noticed that a lot of cloth dancer dont wear feathers... why?

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    Maybe they just haven't earned them yet. :dontknow:
    Becky G.

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    • #3
      Wear feathers how?

      My daughter and I each carry a feather fan, and she has a hawk feather she wears in her hair. I have some feathers on a teather that I wear in my hair sometimes, but it depends on what all else I'm wearing! Sometimes I'll put those feathers on my wrist.
      Your Heart Shows by how Your Words and Actions Affect Others.

      Nah I ain't NO WANNABE! I don't gotta wannabe when people wannabe like me!

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      • #4
        I've seen many women with drops instead of plumes. I don't wear either because my tribal tradition is that women only wear feathers in war time. Although we are at war, the woman wears the feathers to honor the service men and women in their family. I don't have anyone serving in my family, so I continue not to wear feathers in my hair.

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        • #5
          Feathers

          Is it permissable for traditional women's cloth dancer to carry an imitation Eagle feather fan? I know you usually have to earn Eagle feathers, so I was just curious.

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          • #6
            I believe any person can carry imitation feathers. I carry turkey feathers because those are the feathers of my people the Chickasaw Nation.

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            • #7
              Re: Feathers

              Originally posted by Rosa Pittman
              Is it permissable for traditional women's cloth dancer to carry an imitation Eagle feather fan? I know you usually have to earn Eagle feathers, so I was just curious.
              I have carried an imitation Eagle fan it was a gift from Chenoa, also my friend's grandfather gave me a large turkey fan however i'm havin a lil trouble gettin my look right brown mocs wit white fan dont work-- aye

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              • #8
                I chose to carry a turkey feather fan, I have some real Eagle feathers, but not enough for a fan, and they are put away protected. I chose not to have even an imatation eagle fan, mostly because so many others are carrying them.

                I like to be different!
                Your Heart Shows by how Your Words and Actions Affect Others.

                Nah I ain't NO WANNABE! I don't gotta wannabe when people wannabe like me!

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                • #9
                  Re: Feathers

                  Originally posted by Rosa Pittman
                  Is it permissable for traditional women's cloth dancer to carry an imitation Eagle feather fan? I know you usually have to earn Eagle feathers, so I was just curious.
                  On one side of my family women don't use any type of eagle feathers. But on my powwow side of the family those born into the royalty can use eagle feathers without paying for the right. Others who want to use them must pay for the right by having a giveaway.
                  I have never heard of anyone earning them except warriors...tell me more.:Lips:
                  Rezdoll
                  Refuses any acknowledgement of any involvement with creamed corn.

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                  • #10
                    i have two fans, one made of turkey feathers and the other is pheasan feathers. I made a hair peice with pheasant feathers.
                    Bahnisiain

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                    • #11
                      since we're on this topic of feathers,

                      why do women wear one straight up in the back? or why do you?
                      Well will wonders never cease.....

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                      • #12
                        My husband gave me my feathers (the ones that stick up and plumes). So I wear it cause Im proud that my hubby gave me a gift. He is a northern traditional dancer and I dance southern.

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                        • #13
                          I have been told that around this area (Pac NW) one tail feather worn upright at the back of the head symbolizes an unmarried woman. Two tail feathers worn the same way shows you are married.

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