Powwow

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World Culture
Grade:
8,9,10,11,12

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Powwow

ENTERANCES

Drums should not be touched by people not in the drum group

ETIQUETTE

The number of members of a drum group vary, but is usually at least four people, and can be more. Some members of the drum group wear traditional clothes and dance as well as drum, other times drummers simply wear normal clothing. Drums usually rotate the duty of providing songs for the dancers, each taking a turn at the direction of the pow-wow management.The Host Drum of the pow wow is a drum group primarily responsible for providing music for the dancers to dance to. At an Intertribal pow wow, two or more drums are hired to be the host drums.

DRUM

Shapes are formed in this ritual such as the butterfly, the eagle, the snake, and the coyote, with the hoop symbolizing the never-ending circle of life. They focus on the construction of hoop formations around the body.

If military veterans or active duty soldiers are present, they often carry the flags and eagle staffs. They are followed by the head dancers, then the remaining dancers usually enter the arena in a specific order.

A pow-wow session begins with the Grand Entry and, in most cases, a prayer. The Eagle Staff leads the Grand Entry, followed by flags, then the dancers, while one of the host drums sings an opening song.

Items used in Powwow

Most Powwows have special regalia

CLOTHES

HOOP DANCES


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