Saunas and places to sweat for health reasons and are halal.
exist in Muslim societies. Native cultures have such places and sweat lodges
are example of that.
A frame is made from branches over the ground with a pit in
the middle. The frame is covered to make...
In our time Turtle Island Native Nations have pow-wows where
different Nations meet bringing their diverse folklore. In brief a
people in one area to dance, sing, socialize, and meet. Pow-wows can
vary in length from a single session....
Jingle Dress Origin
Red Lake Ogichidaa from Miinawaa Language Society
There are also the Ogichidaa ikwe(warrior women) and ogichidaa ikwe
also has a few differnet meanings. In Whitefish Bay, Hogitch Chi Tah Qwa
(a variant of ogichidaa ikwe) means "spirit women" and is associated
with jingle ress dancers from the Whitefish Bay/Treaty Three area.
Whitefish Bay is where the jingle dress originated. More specifically...
Mintaka Kwe from the Miinawaa Language Society Message # 7075
Instead of buying makeup one may use the following roots for paints for
Blood root, (Sanguinaria officinalis)
Smudging is putting smoke over one's face and body. In Arab
and African countries people smudge. It is also a custom with indigenous
people from various lands including Turtle Island. Smudging is used in
particular in places where water is scarce or...
Baking Fry Bread
To bake fry bread flour is combined with baking powder and salt in a
large mixing bowl. Warm water is added in small amounts and knead dough
until it's soft but not sticky. Sometimes more flour or water is be
needed. The bowl is covered and let to stand for about 15 minutes. The
large egg sized ball of dough is pulled off and rolled out into a round
piece about 1/4" thick. A hole is punched in the center of each round
piercing several times with a fork to...
and Imitation Sinew
Kevin Torres: I have a question to those of you who have made
Answer: I have made a couple of breastplates and I've
compared notes with a lot of people at pow-wows. The original material
used to string the hairpipes and beads was sinew, and that's what I use.
I buy it at pow-wows or from Tandy Leather. It seems most people I meet
also tend to...
and Non Representational Art
The two may mix and the lines may not be strictly drawn, because even
when doing an abstract nonrepresentational image the image is based on
something real imagined by the artist. Similarly an artist does
representational art includes abstract images representing the real