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How to Do a Rain Dance ~ Native American Rain Dance

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Native American Rain Dance

The droughts could bring serious problems for the natives since having some rain was essential for their survival and their food crops. The rain dance would usually take place in the driest month of the year, so usually this ritual was performed in mid to late August ever year. The Native American rain dance was performed by both the men and women of the tribe, unlike other tribal rituals where only men were allowed.

The Native Americans wore special costumes when performing the Native American rain dance ceremony, and these costumes were used just for this specific ceremony every year. The men would have long hair waving in the ceremony and the women wore their hair in a special tribal wrap at the sides of their heads. The mask that the Indian men wear is a mask with a turquoise strip that stretches from ear to…

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12 responses

  1. Note to self…”must remember to spin CLOCKWISE!” (oh…and don’t fall off the deck when I get dizzy πŸ˜‰ )

    March 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    • lmao, i could not resist πŸ˜€ … amazingly this is one of my top posts on my culture poetry blog, go figure eh

      March 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      • I can see all of the felt hatted spiritualists getting down and funky to some Native American music πŸ˜‰

        March 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      • lol πŸ˜€

        March 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

  2. I hadn’t seen this post! I don’t seem to be able to keep up with my reader lately. My husband has done rain dancing and has been very successful by all accounts, according to his family. He has only done it once since we met and it rained so…go figure!

    March 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    • i had trouble with my reader recently too, it is a ton of blogs i do not follow regardless of my settings and i can’t get through to find ones i do follow without huge amount of time and scrolling 😦

      you are fortunate to have skilled rain dancer :), i have not tried this yet but i will if need be versus paying for water πŸ˜€

      March 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      • Lol….it’s a strange one but if it works I guess it works. I don’t knock anything – I have found, as they say, life to be stranger than fiction at times!

        March 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      • kind of makes sense to me being in rhythm with earth, the natives am sure know how to pick out best location to get the flow correct πŸ˜€ … i am really fascinated with old shamans πŸ˜‰

        March 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      • Yep, same πŸ™‚ I have read several books and enjoy posts on Shamanism. Roger’s sister is a nun working in South America, she attends Shaman rituals often and works in with them. Fascinating stuff.

        March 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      • πŸ™‚ sounds like fun, i thought about working with peace corps or similar myself but my kids i just can’t leave them yet lol

        March 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      • We would’ve loved to do that, it was something we both had in common when we met. Comes to the crunch though neither of us want to leave our kids, and they are all adults now. There’s always grandchildren…..unsettled times…reasons!!

        March 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      • exactly πŸ™‚ i blame them but it is more me not wanting to be far lol

        March 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

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