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VIDEO INDEX

Basket Making - Cherokee Flute Making & Lessons Quill Work Lakota Style
Bead Work How To Genealogy Ribbon Making - Osage 
Code Talkers Hand Game Shell Work - Creek
Cradleboards - Kiowa Healing Medicine Tanning - Brain Tan
Dance - Powwow History, Myth and Legends Tipi Construction
Dance Shawls Moccasin Making War Bonnet Making
Dance Styles Porky Roach Making Women's Clothing
Powwow Trails DVD Series  - Teaching Dance, sights and sounds

 
On the Powwow Trail

Colorful, entertaining and information, this DVD focuses on the preservation of Native American customs, traditional dress and dance. Follow young Chad Killscrow and Mike Roberts as they travel through Indian country from powwow to powwow. Color, Dolby, NTSC formats. 45 min.  D44017 DVD: $18.95

 

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Native American Dance Styles Video Series
Jingle Dress DVD only

See Champion Dancers At Northern Powwow Contests

  • Competition steps: Straight and Side

  • Enjoy the beautiful outfits close-up

  • Learn how to make and attach cone jingles

  • Discover the history and evolution of the dance

    (30 minutes)   Order No. D149 $22.95


Jingle Dress Patterns to Accompany Our Videos
Woman's Jingle Dress
Northern plains style that has evolved and spread throughout the
U.S. and Canada. Includes instructions for the under dress,
cape & apron with options for jingle placement.
Sizes 6-20.
Order No. FC500-031   $9.95 

Child's Jingle Dress Pattern
Northern plains style that has evolved and spread throughout the
U.S. and Canada. Includes instructions for the underdress,
cape & apron with options for jingle placement.
Order No. FC500-203   $9.95  

 


Native American Dance Series, Fancy Dancing

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Fancy Dance  VHS
Native American Dance Series Volume 1
Seventy years ago in Oklahoma, Ponca tribal elders called it "the crazy dance". Today, it's called "Fancy Dancing" and the fancy dancer is the symbol of the color and action of the powwow throughout North America. "Fancy Dance" explores the excitement and the evolution of this dance style. Close-ups show the footwork of champion contest dancers. Fancy Dance Video BoxThe video shows how the music, outfits and steps have changed with the times. A head singer talks about special contest songs. A dancer puts on his intricate regalia before a competition, talking about how to wear it properly. For dancers and those who just want to know more about this exciting dance style, this video is ideal.
(30 min.)   Order No. T119    $
22.95

 

  • Championship Southern Plains Fancy Dancers

  • Tribal elders tell the history of the fancy war dance

  • Historic Photos

  • Learn about a fancy dancer's outfit and how to wear it correctly

  • Meet the championship dancers and the singers who create the music

  • See the championship dance contests with close-ups of footwork

 

Meet Two of the Dancers Featured in This Video
Charles Chibitty, Native American Competition Fancy Dancer Charles Chibitty, a full-blood Comanche, has been dancing ever since he was a boy. A respected elder, Charles is also the last surviving Comanche Code Talker of World War II. He and his brother, Woogie Wachataker, were both champion fancy dancers and good natured rivals at dance contests. Charles helped establish powwow dancing in Tulsa, Oklahoma area as a way to preserve Native American culture and to give his children an opportunity to dance. With his ready smile and teasing humor, Charles still competes occasionally in the Golden Age category. His advice to younger dancers? "The biggest part of being a dancer is that you go out and enjoy it."

Pete Moore Jr. in Fancy Dance regalia Pete Moore Jr. (Pawnee/Otoe) is one of the champion fancy dancers featured in "Fancy Dance". Pete's grandfather and father were champion fancy dancers. "When I was able to walk, I started fancy dancing," Pete remembers. "It's something I like to do - a challenge for me personally. I don't think there's anybody that can really dance like me."
The video shows Pete putting on his beautiful regalia before a fancy dance competition at a powwow. It's bright orange - his favorite color. Pete's outfit is an expression of his family's history and support - his mother made all the ribbonwork, his sisters did the beadwork and Pete built the feather bustles. "It's all handmade by me and my family," Pete says proudly.


Fancy Shawl
Fancy Shawl Dance combines color and grace with endurance and strength and is one of the newest powwow contest dances.

 

The popular video Fancy Shawl is now available on DVD

                                              Order No. D150-DVD    $22.95  

 


 

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VIDEO STORE

Basket Making - Cherokee Flute Making & Lessons Quill Work Lakota Style
Bead Work How To Genealogy Ribbon Making - Osage 
Code Talkers Hand Game Shell Work - Creek
Cradleboards - Kiowa Healing Medicine Tanning - Brain Tan
Dance - Powwow History and Legends Tipi Construction
Dance Shawls Moccasin Making War Bonnet Making
Dance Styles Porky Roach Making Women's Clothing

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