Re: BSA & Native American Culture.
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 12 Oct 1994 11:44:02 EDT
I addition to what Michael provided about the OA in Florida . . .
There has been some directives or guidlines concerning the
OA attire for ceremonies and dance teams. Such things as
MASKS and certain dances (hoop dances?), for example have
been restricted from OA activites because they were
related to the "religious" or spiritual aspects of the
native american customs.
In addition, many of the lodges in NY, have also taken on
the study of the local native americans. In fact, our
lodge name arround Buffalo NY, is Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee which
means PEOPLE of the Long house. Which was the traditional
descriptive name of the people of the original 5 nations of
what the French called the Iroquois confederacy. The LONG HOUSE
is the totem on our flap, and over time, all chapters have
been looking at the local woodland indian attire. For some
pulic displays, the more FANCY plains style feathered head gear
with trailing trains of feathers are still worn.
scouter don, izard @ ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu
formet lodge chief Ganosote lodge 159, former advisour Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee
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