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4 years ago  ::  Sep 18, 2010 - 1:24AM #1
ShylaMarie
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Can someone please tell me the significance or meaning of a native dance (or maybe ritual) where .... it's hard to describe.... A wolf would dig a hole, and then.... uh... transform into a man wearing a wolf skin, with the wolf head as a ....uh.... hood, or hat.... and then the man in the wolf skin dances around the hole that the wolf dug. Does this make any sense to anyone? I would really love to know if this has any meaning. It is of great importance to me. I'm sorry I could not describe it very well.


Thank you in advance for any input that anyone may be able to offer. Shyla

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2010 - 9:22PM #2
Bunsinspace
Posts: 5,900

BS"D


Wolves, despite the attitude of Sarah Palin, are a sacred 4-legged people to many nations.  Maybe one of another nation will claim this "ceremony" and elaborate. There are many NDN nations on Turtle Island and I have not heard of such as your described "ceremony" among the Blackfoot and that is as far as I can respond.


OTOH, there are elements from your description that seem to share elements with a Blackfoot legend:


www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/The-W...


Every NDN story has a LOT to teach from it.  But it is not my place or desire to talk about someone else's ceremonies.  That is for them alone to do if they wish.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2010 - 2:37AM #3
ShylaMarie
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Thank you

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 24, 2010 - 1:29PM #4
wohali
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Shyla, are you certain it was a wolf and not coyote?


Sounds more like a skinwalker to me........

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