Many people who have attended American Indian Pow Wows are familiar with the traditional dances that take place in the sacred circle. The dancers will take to the Pow Wow arena and perform dances related to the American Indian culture. Men and women alike participate in these dances. American Indian "Traditional Dances" are for both men and women to participate in. The "Traditional Dance" is one of the most spectacular that you will witness at Pow Wow events. Since the days when warriors would act out their acomplishments, traditional dance has played a major role in American Indian dance.
In men's traditional dance, a story of bravery, or the story of the hunt is acted out. Traditionally the men would come home from their venture and act out their accomplishments to the villagers. This form of storytelling has been handed down for centuries. These stories are still acted out in the form of traditional dancing on the Pow Wow circuit today. The men are the providers, protectors and preservers of Traditional ways. So they come first. During the Grand Entry the Traditional Dancers often dance vigorously to show they are present and in top form.
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