Re: Native American Regalia
Greg L. Gough (ggough@MAIL.ORION.ORG)
Thu, 1 Feb 1996 07:20:33 -0600
One point of order when discussing tribal regalia. While certain
beadwork patterns and specific parts are tribe specific; many times
regalia from other tribes would be worn. This came about by travel and
trading with other tribes. These aquired items were turned over to the
squaws to be made into regalia. Thus it was common to find salt water
shells in plains areas, etc.
Even today at Powwows regalia trading is common. And you can do someone
a great honor by giving a piece of your prized regalia. I encourage all
to investigate and study the ways and customs of the Native American.
The lessons there are life learning.
SM Troop 201, Ozark, MO. I used to be an Owl but I will always be an Eagle!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City