Grass Dance

The Grass Dance
The grass dance was held to honour the Earth that had long provided for all the people’s needs. It was also a time of healing, for gaining good fortune, or seeking warning of the approach of enemies. These dancers would also trample the grass preparing the site where wigwams/tipis would be erected. In times past, tall grass dyed with every color of nature would adorn the dancers. In modern times, colored wool was used to represent the swaying grass.


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