ERIC Number: ED451021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Your Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Pow Wows.
Produced by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, this teaching resource provides information on powwows and related Native American culture and traditions. A powwow is a gathering where Native American dancing, singing, and celebration take place. Gatherings may include dancing and singing contests, "give-aways," encampments, feasting, and honoring ceremonies. Sections of this guide cover the history of the powwow, the organizing committee, judges and scoring, contest rules, the grand entry, powwow participants, the drum and its traditions, singing style, songs, dances and their outfits, what to watch for, powwow etiquette and customs, and ceremonies. Dances include men's and women's traditional dance, men's and women's fancy dance, men's grass dance, sneak-up dance, war dance, jingle dress dance, round dance, intertribal dance, and ceremonial dances. A resource section lists books, films, videos, audiotapes, a general powwow calendar, contributors, and review questions. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.