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    When is the last time anybody wore or saw a penny dress at a powwow?
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    as a jingle? I wore mine in a parade this past summer? but that was it. But its made like a traditional dress.
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    • #3
      UMM OK JUS 2 B EXACT WHAT IS A PENNY DRESS

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      • #4
        I know a good jingle dress dancer in BC, her name is Amy Sandy. She has a dress that is covered in shot gun shells. That woman can JAM! Last saw her at the Skwlax Powwow 2003.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tahemet
          I know a good jingle dress dancer in BC, her name is Amy Sandy. She has a dress that is covered in shot gun shells. That woman can JAM! Last saw her at the Skwlax Powwow 2003.
          SHotgun shells?
          I bet that sounds cool!! my mom is NW coastal and she wanted a jingle dress with little paddles on it
          on to other stuff...
          I've seen some dancers here in Washington who make jingles out of aluminum sheeting. THey cut 'em out and roll 'em. they sound different, and I have one dress made of aluminum ones and one with gold ones. what do you all think?
          I actually prefer the snuff can lids, but they rust after a while
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          • #6
            Originally posted by spookynative
            SHotgun shells?
            I bet that sounds cool!! my mom is NW coastal and she wanted a jingle dress with little paddles on it
            on to other stuff...
            I've seen some dancers here in Washington who make jingles out of aluminum sheeting. THey cut 'em out and roll 'em. they sound different, and I have one dress made of aluminum ones and one with gold ones. what do you all think?
            I actually prefer the snuff can lids, but they rust after a while
            Yes it does, but at Skwlax Powwow, she said it was too heavy, and for the recod it was in the mid 30's celsius during the day

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            • #7
              Originally posted by spookynative
              SHotgun shells?
              I bet that sounds cool!! my mom is NW coastal and she wanted a jingle dress with little paddles on it
              on to other stuff...
              I've seen some dancers here in Washington who make jingles out of aluminum sheeting. THey cut 'em out and roll 'em. they sound different, and I have one dress made of aluminum ones and one with gold ones. what do you all think?
              I actually prefer the snuff can lids, but they rust after a while
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              • #8
                There is a excellent jingle dress dancer down this way, her name is Debbie Deputee. She's a vet and has a dress of shotgun shells too.
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                • #9
                  As for the penny dresses, I've only seen them on traditional dresses and that was long time ago.
                  Don't ever stop dancing

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                  • #10
                    Jodi Gillette has one.

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                    • #11
                      i was going through my great grannys cedar chest she left to me in her will and i found some penny dresses, and alotta dentillium dresses and a jingle dress made with dew tows and very thin jingle cones...i guess she was a jingle dancer too at one time...alotta fans and shawls...and why her tobacco bucket was in there i dunno...she used to chew and spit in spitoon bicket...i jest hope she never used that one*rofl*...but she had tons of her beadwork and quill work in there..but yay i m going off the subject there a lil..i jest think penny dresses are very sweet looking..but ya know ive never seen a penny dress made for jingle dancers...its meant for tradish not jingle...but i have seen thimbles used instead of jingles..on my next jingle dress im adding dew tows...heck if ya go to the right place they aint expsive to buy....crazy crow has great deals on those...that bring up another subject...-becca

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                      • #12
                        These "penny dresses", are they made with the indian head nickels? I thought of making one awhile ago.... like '95.

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                        • #13
                          The nicest penny dress I have seen in a long time was worn by Mabel Blue Thunder. I saw her dancing at the Veteran's Wacipi at Sisseton, SD last year during Rita Holybull's Memorial Cloth contest. The pennies were all wheat pennies so I know that dress had to be old. It was beautiful!

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone have any photos... or know where we can get some to post. I have been looking all over and can't find any. Not even on museum sites. :wall: Anyway, I have seen pennies.. shell casings (not shotgun but rifle ;), had to put that in there because of the hubby ) and thimble and yeah.. all were tradish.
                            I'll keep looking and see if I can find anything.
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                            • #15
                              I've only heard of penny dresses among the Lakota. They have a Penny Dance too. The penny dress is a traditional dress of tradewool and decorated with coins or trade tokens. I made one myself several years ago with buffalo nickles. A pic of it is in the gallery under my name. It does make for a heavy dress but is kinda unique since there aren't too many out there. It is definitely a tradish dress and not a jingle dress.

                              As for jingle dresses, I have dresses with cones made of aluminum and of snuff lids. The different metals give differents sounds, with the tin being a harsher sound. But I like them both. I've yet to see a dress with shell casings but I did see one with dew claws.

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