Native American Dances

Native American Dances

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Christmas Traditions at Taos Pueblo

People begin gathering as the last rays of sunlight move their way up the ancient adobe structures. These aren’t just tribal members. We’re talking people from town, all over the region, even some from foreign countries.

The bonfires around the village are lit. As darkness begins to fall, the Vespers Mass in the San Geronimo Church is concluded and the Christmas Eve procession begins.

Dancing to the beat – what it all means

The jingle of bells hung from clothing and the rhythmic beats and chanting from the Kenai-based Midnight Sun drum group announced the arrival of about 20 dancers who moved toward the center of David Salmon Tribal Hall Saturday afternoon.

I-Lon-schka Osage Ceremony

Scores of Osage dancers participate in the tribe’s annual I-Lon-schka each June, what is also known as Osage ceremonials. A drum-giving ceremony and dancing are the glue that holds this fiercely traditional society together.

Iroquois Old Moccasin Dance
Juaneño Band of Mission Indians Principal Feasts and Dances
List of Memorial Day Pow Wows and basic powwow etiquette
Potawatomi Annual Reunion Festival held second Saturday of every October
The Cherokee Stomp Dance
The Mandan Buffalo Dance
Wovoka’s ghost dance vision
Yurok Religious Beliefs and Burial Customs