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SIOUX COUNTY 4-H DANCERS Ft. Yates, N.d.. Fancy Shawl Dancer Origin: Northern tribes along the U.S. & Canadian border Dance Description: fast paced dance.

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1 SIOUX COUNTY 4-H DANCERS Ft. Yates, N.d.

2 Fancy Shawl Dancer Origin: Northern tribes along the U.S. & Canadian border Dance Description: fast paced dance dancer should appear light on her feet fancy footwork keep in time to the drum beat with her head Imitate a butterfly Regalia: A light weight fabric Main article is shawl Spans the lady’s arms from fingertip to fingertip Fringe 14 to 18 inches depending on the height of the dancer A choker and neckerchief are optional eagle plume with beaded barrettes and ribbon on the braids Moccasin Leggings Belt

3 Jingle Dress Dance Origin: Ojibwe people late 1920’s the dance was given to the Lakota and it spread westward into the Dakotas and Montana. Medicine man’s dream Spirits taught him steps and dress Dance Description: Footwork low to the ground Dancer moves her feet in time with the drum Regalia: Solid fabric “healthy” colors –red, green, yellow, black and blue Several rows of metal cones sewn across the dress on the skirt (and sometimes the top or blouse). These cones are made from lids of chewing tobacco cans. Eagle plumes or other feathers on heads Feather fan that in raised during the honor beats

4 Traditional Dancer Origin: Oldest form of dance for ladies of all ages Dance Description: Northern Northern style is danced by remaining in one spot, lightly bouncing in rhythm with the drum. Southern Southern style has the women slowly and gracefully walking around the Circle in time with the drum, gently stepping toe-heel, toe-heel with the feet appearing to “walk in the clouds”. Regalia : Fringed shawl over their bent left arm Sways naturally with the movements of the women’s feet Purse in their left hand Feather fan in their right hand Fan is raised in salute when the women hear the drum giving honor beats. Knee-length beaded moccasins, Leggings Buckskin or cloth dress that with long open sleeves. Leather concho belt Breastplate Scarf or a choker

5 Fancy Feather Dance Origin: did not originate from any old dance or style it belongs to no one tribe. It started in Oklahoma and is now all over the country Dance Description: Much faster than all other styles sometimes freestyle full of shaking, ruffling, and blinding footwork Regalia : Signifying marks are the bright, twin bustles Roach Small arm bustles Covered in beaded and fringed aprons over the shoulder and waist Matching sidetabes Large sleigh or the smaller Hawk bells Large Angora goat hide Moccasins

6 Grass Dance Origin: Very old Born in North and spread to South Dance Description: Flatten the grass in the arena before a pow-wow Very fluid movements Regalia: Fringed capes Matching apron Fringed sidetabs Jogging pants with fringe Bells

7 Men’s Traditional Dance Origin: Oldest form of dance Held when war parties would return Dance Description: traditional dance step is done with the ball of the foot touching the ground on the first beat the whole foot on the second beat Regalia: Represents animals Breast plate Bones or shell Neck Choker Ankle bells Shield Honor staff Eagle feather spikes

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