The Shawnee marriage dance

Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket

Allan W. Eckert, describing the marriage of Blue Jacket and Wabethe, gives this explanation of the Shawnee marriage dance. The Shawnee marriage dance was held in late evening, while onlookers took seats on the ground in a broad oval before a fire that had been built in the principal clearing of the village. The Shawnee marriage dance »»