at Rice University
Meier from Switzerland
pow-wow was just fantastic! I could never have
imagined how colorful and impressive this evening
would be. The dances and the clothes, which were
decorated with eagle feathers, mesmerized
had heard about the powwow dancing in our culture
class at Rice University, so I was curious to see
what the Native Americans would look like in their
opening dance was supposed to start at 6.30 p.m.
Since I didnt want to miss any dances, I
arrived there on time; however, the dancing began
an hour late.
could I have forgotten? I had learned in our class
that Native Americans have a different feeling for
they started to play music with their drums; it was
accompanied by their low voices. Hamma
. The music was exactly the same
as I had heard in the movies.
Native Americans gradually changed their clothes;
they wore incredibly amazing costumes, special
hairstyles and multicolored faces for the dances.
the competitions were initiated; the participants
danced in distinguished groups. They swung their
arms and moved their feet in special steps, always
to the rhythm of the music.
an hour of enthusiastically enjoying them, I took a
break to eat some characteristic Native American
at 9.30 p.m., I left that spectacular place, having
stayed two hours longer than I had first planned to
will never forget this unique evening; it gave me a
little view into the culture of Native
Dances from Around the World
and Thomas Peters