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Dance, Dance, Dance

Each June in Oklahoma, you can hear people say, "It's hot, it's humid. Let's dance!" Dance, music, and storytelling have always been ways in which American Indian people have passed culture from one generation to the next. In this first issue of the NCOA Newsletter (and since we're holding our second meeting in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Powwow), we thought we'd explore traditional dance as a subject or theme. The I´-Lon´-Shka or Elonschska (there are several ways of spelling it) are the sacred ceremonial dances of the Osage people and we're very fortunate to have been sent some articles regarding our dances by Frederick Morris Lookout, one of the 28 or so living Osage fullbloods. We hope you enjoy this valuable information.

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Northern California Osage Association Newsletter
August, 1997

Traditional Osage Dances

The Elonschska Ceremony


On Becoming a Drumkeeper

New Dances

The Gourd Dance

Pow Wow Dances


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