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History of Pow Wow Drum and Dance

Host: Darryl Northbird

This program details the history of Pow-wows, singing, dancing, and explains the differences between different types of Pow-wows, while focusing on the history of Pow-wow drum and dance. Interviews are conducted with Pow-wow dancers and drummers, different types of dances are discussed, and regalia used during dancing is explained.

Show #1. Introduction and Timeline of Drum and Dance

Topics include:
A feeling evolved speculation. The first song and first dance; there is no right way or no wrong way about drumming and dancing.

Show #2. History of Earliest Known Drums and Drumming

Topics include:
Drum Researched and Various Other Instruments. History of the first drum; origins of the drum.

Show #3. Introductin to the History of Dance

Topics include:
History of the first dance; Influences of dance.

Show #4. Styles of Dancing: Hoop Dance

Topics include:
Hoop Dance origins; Hoop symbolism; Focus of Hoop Dancing; Hoop description; Hoop dance sequence; Hoop construction; Hoop dancers, and more.

Show #5. Styles of Dancing: Jingle Dress, The Dream Dress

Topics include:
Women's Jingle Dress Dancing; Origins of the Jingle dress; Jingle dress description; Jingle Dress dance description.

Show #6. Styles of Dancing – Northern Women’s Traditional Style

Topics inlcude:
Women's Northern Traditional Style Dancing; Dance description; Dress description.

Show #7. Styles of Dancing – Southern Women’s Traditional

Topics include:
Women's southern traditional style dancing: Dance description; Dress description.

Show #8. Guest – Ashley Tolbert


Show #9 -  Styles of Dancing – Men’s Traditional


Show #10 – Styles of Dancing – Men’s Grass Dance


Show #11 – Styles of Dancing – Men’s Fancy


Show #12 – Dancing


Show #13 – Various Dance Styles – Ghost, etc.


Show #14 – Pow Wow Roles – MC, etc.


Show #15 – Pow Wow Roles – Head Dancer


Show #16 – Pow Wow Set Up/Arena


Show #17 – Pow Wow – What’s available – food, crafts, etc.


Show #18 - Guest – Mike Fairbanks


Show #19 – Personal Experience at the Pow Wow


Show #20 -  Pow Wow – What to expect


Show #21 -  Pow Wow – Drum Etiquette


Show #22 – Pow Wow – Seasons


Show #23 – Pow Wow – Traditional Pow Wow


Show #24 -  Pow Wow – Contest Pow Wow


Show #25 -  Pow Wow – More Contest Pow Wow


Show #26 – Pow Wow – Social Structure


 

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Supported by funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.