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正在跳两步舞的Bear Soto (Comanche卡曼其族印地安人)Larissa No-Braid (Arikara阿里卡拉人/Oglala沃格拉拉族印地安人),丹佛,19992

 


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丹佛市的行进祈祷仪式
地方性遗产

每一年,美国境内的印地安人都会在
科罗拉多州的丹佛举行祈祷仪式,这个仪式吸引了50州及14国的人前来参加。祈祷仪式是印地安人用来表彰他们常规的社交聚会,并藉由此仪式将此一常规传承下去。总共有80多个印地安部落到丹佛参加此一行进祈祷仪式。他们通过手工艺、故事述说、音乐及舞蹈来欢庆他们的历史及文化。

世上有许多不同类型的祈祷舞蹈。在种族共舞(InterTribal dancing)时刻,来自于不同部落、不同年龄层的人会一起跳舞。虽然这是一场群舞,但每位舞者都随着鼓声,个别舞出各自的舞步,希望藉此表达他或她自己的感受并创造出独特的舞蹈类型。

其他的舞蹈项目还包括了男性的常规舞蹈。这是最古老的印地安舞蹈,而且历史上只允许战士围成一圈来表演此一舞蹈。这是一种述说故事的舞蹈表演,跳舞时,各个舞者会演出他们作战或狩猎时所做的事。而在女性的叮当服装舞(Women's Jingle Dress Dance)中,女性会穿上挂有铃铛的服装并在病患身旁侧步跳舞,希望能治愈这位病患。


Every year American Indians have a powwow in Denver, Colorado, that attracts people from all 50 states and 14 countries. A powwow is a social gathering of Indian peoples to honor their heritage that has been passed down through generations. More than 80 Indian tribes come to the Denver March Powwow to celebrate their history and culture through arts and crafts, storytelling, music and dance.

There are many different types of powwow dances. During InterTribal dancing, everyone from all the different tribes and all age groups dance together. Even though they are dancing as a group, each dancer moves independently to the beat of the drum - expressing his or her own feelings and creating a unique style.

Other dances include the Men's Traditional Dance. This is the oldest form of Indian dancing, and historically only the warriors were allowed to dance in a circle. This dance is a form of storytelling in which the men act out things they have done in battles or on a hunt. In the Women's Jingle Dress Dance, women wear dresses with "jingles" on them and dance in a sort of side-step around a sick person in order to help cure him.

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