BulletProof1288 | October 31, 2007
Shonto Pete & Leo Charlie- "Stuck on Yesterday" (Round Dance)
Note: Here's an excerpt from the summary statement from the video uploader " I was raised on the Flathead Rezervation in Arlee, Mt. [Montana] I am Salish from my mother and Navajo from my father."...
Here's more information from http://www.abenakination.org/contemporary.html
"Round Dance - This is a social dance. Many Native American nations arranged their dancers according to gender, age and status. Some nations danced as families. A round dance was one of the few where women and men danced together."
Here's more information about "round dances" from http://www.ehow.com/facts_4963552_what-native-american-round-dance.html
"Native American round dance is not ballroom dancing. It is a friendship dance that has long been held as a courting activity. It is performed during a portion of a powwow and during many social occasions. The round dance has an infectious upbeat tempo and creates a simple and fun activity. Round daces are performed during the intertribal social portion of a powwow...
The round dance brings cultural awareness to the activity. During powwows, there are many participants who are not Native Americans, and the round dance gives them a chance to get out on the dance floor and dance a traditional dance...
People of any age are welcome to get on the dance floor. Children are often occupied by their parents during this time. ..
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