Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
8/12/11
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—but one of the most compelling pow wow dances done today, Smoke Dance, just might have nothing to do with either...
ICTMN Staff
4/6/11
As with many indigenous dances, the origins of the grass dance are both unclear and disputed...
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
3/26/11
Jingle dance, grass dance, buckskin. Fancy dance, traditional, duck-and-dive. Pow wows serve up a panoply of dances—but they are only part of the full story of native dance...
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
3/20/11
Given its legacy of color, vivacity and even rebellion, the name of the dance is ironically plain: fancy shawl...
Autumn Whitfield-Madrano
2/24/11
The first thing to know about the gourd dance is that unless you’re Kiowa, you probably haven’t seen it—even if you think you have...
ICTMN Staff
1/28/11
There are few pow wow dances as ebullient, or as symphonic, as the Jingle Dress Dance, especially when there are multiple female dancers moving together...
ICTMN Staff
12/2/10
The men’s fancy dance is a colorful, athletic performance that belies its historically significant background...