2019 Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial
The annual Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial on October 5-6, 2019 is held at Indian City Ceremonial Campgrounds in Anadarko, Oklahoma. In honor of warriors and veterans, the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial focuses on Native Americans in the military and their sacrifices, both for their tribe and country. The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial includes traditional dancing, a presentation of colors and the singing of a war mother’s song. The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society, known as the Ton-Kon-Gah, was established many generations ago to honor veterans. This historic event dates back to over 200 years ago.
Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial
NOTE: This is a video “Slide Show” as movie-type videos are not permitted.
Come to the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial to witness traditional events including a special dance that is actually a re-enactment of an early 1800s battle. During the dance, visitors to this event will witness pistol and rifle fire, raised lances and the beating of ceremonial drums. The drumbeat gradually increases until a tribesman rushes into the dance and strikes the drum. After stopping the drumbeat, he must then tell a personal war story.
Visitors to the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial will hear keynote speakers and receive a free lunch at noon each day of the event. The event is free and open to the public.
Videotaping is not allowed at the event, and although photography is allowed, permission must be obtained first.
About the Kiowa Black Leggings Society
Many theories attempt to explain how the Kiowa Black Leggings received their name. Legend has it that the Kiowa received blackened legs from running back onto a battlefield after it had been burned by fire – the tribe keeps this battle-worthy tradition alive by wearing black leggings or painting their legs black. During the ceremony, tribe members also carry a lance, each one decorated to reflect the owner’s military past. However it originated, the name Black Leggings stuck, and the society became one of the best horse-mounted forces on the plains.
Today, society members wear authentic regalia that includes a black string shawl on the waist, a red cape draped over the shoulders, a decorated lance or spear and black paint or leggings used to darken the legs from the knees down. The adornment each member chooses to place on their lance represents their individual military experience.
Indian City Ceremonial Campgrounds
Anadarko, OK 73005
For More Information: Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society
Call (580) 755-0315; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial at Indian City Ceremonial Campgrounds in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
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