Re: OA face paint
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 17 Sep 1992 12:34:10 EDT
Chris and others:
The OA and groups at NOAC and members of our lodge and others
have done and are doing a LOT of what Chris suggested. Talking
to local native American cultural groups and working with them
to get authentic, correct regional attire for the regalia.
(NOTE: never call them costumes!!! or the C word :)
Our lodge name Ho-De-No-Sau-Ne means people of the longhouse,
the name of the native americans that the French Called Iroquois.
Our cermonial teams no longer wear "in appropriate" plains Indian
"traditional" head gear. They made their OWN gaestoa's (SP??)
or HAT's, which are very different from the plains headdress.
Our section chief has the center feather of the gaestoa's from
Dances with Wolves! If you show some interrest an respect for
a persons beliefs, you will find that you get a lot of cooperation
in return. It is nice the think that after 200 years, we may
really learn to live in peace with the original care takers of
this land. However, the process is not complete, as anyone that
lives near the Seneca Reservation will know. The State on NY
is trying to collect taxes for gasoline and cigarett sales.
Don I, still scouting, and still learning
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City