Pow Wow Etiquette: Wyandotte Nation, 22 Rules
If you have never been to a PowWow, here are a few rules that may help you feel more at home. Keep in mind that customs vary from region to region and PowWow to PowWow. When in doubt quietly wait until there is a break in the action and ask the folks near the drum( s) to point you towards the Arena Director.
Jingle Dress – Thinkquest Powwow Website
Pow wows are famous for their pageantry of colors and dance which help to make them very exciting events. Learn all about the dance styles and costume regalia, the music, and crafts. This link takes you to the Jingle Dress screen.
Canku Ota Newsletter – Dance Styles: Jingle Dress
Based upon a young Ojibwe woman’s dream, the Jingle Dress dance is revered as a healing dance. Legend says, “the Jingle Dress was given to Indian people in a vision.” Canku Ota’s Pow Wow Dance Styles, by Vicki Lockard, is last in a series. Photos by Paul Barry and Jamie Lockard.
Jingle Dancing – Powwows.com
Jingle dresses are decorated with rolled up snuff can lids that are hung with ribbon. The ribbon is then sewed to the dress, the jingles placed close enough so they can hit together, causing a beautiful sound. Articles on many dance styles.
Learn About Powwow Dancers – Gathering of Nations
These pages will give you an overview of some of the Powwow Dancing found at the Gathering of Nations and other competitions. 7 pages, 18 photos.
Website devoted to powwow history, etiquette, drums, dancing, etc. Includes extensive powwow listing.
New Mexico Powwows
Newmexicopowwows.com provides powwow related information in the State of New Mexico. See pictures, powwow calendar, contest results and much more!!
Wacipi Powwow – KTCA TV Documentary
Each summer, thousands of Native American peoples across the country celebrate their connections to tradition and spirituality, to the Earth and to one another, in a social, personal and spiritual meeting: the PowWow.
This KTCA (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN) documentary special first aired in early October 1995. View parts of the broadcast online with Real Player. Clips include: The Drum, Grass Dance, Jingle Dress Dance, Fancy Shawl Dance, and much more. Many web pages are also devoted to this as well: Men’s Traditional Dance, Men’s Grass Dance, etc. with photos & text.