Tips To A Good Time!

Should an eagle feather fall during the dancing, Everything must stop until a proper returning of the feather has been performed. During this time all video recoding and photography should stop until the the retrieval of a fallen eagle feather

Pay extra attention to the Master of Ceremonies (MC), various announcements and Etiquette is announced about the event and type of dances

Dances are either for men or women and competitions generally are divided by age categories

Please do not touch the dancers Eagle Feathers, Bustles, Plumes or Fans. You will find that most dancers are friendly and willing to answers your questions about their regalia.

Regalia is not to be called "costumes". Much thought, time, energy and expense goes into the making of each regalia. Often pieces of the regalia are family heirlooms. Frequently they these heirlooms are extremely delicate and irreplaceable.

Finally, Have A Good Time! Native American powwows are social events. Don't be afraid to ask questions and engage in conversation .

Responses to "Pow Wow Tips: 5 Rules to Follow in and Out of the Arena (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for the information. I will now enjoy POW WOW'S even more now that I know some "how to be respectful rules". I wish I knew more about the stories they are telling. Thank You and Keep Going.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Bleh I can't stand the word regalia lol it sounds so silly no one I know ever says regalia. We just say our clothes or 'dance clothes', I mean I get people were trying to discourage 'costume' which is equally goofy oh well. . . Regalia lol.. I'm Wazhazhe, and my friends and I will continue to say dance clothes.. lol

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have always had an interest in Native customs and belief's. Thanks to my wife, who is Native Okanagan, of BC she has taught me a lot about the native ways and belief's, but most important was respect for the customs at Pow Wow's. I have had the honor to attend a couple of Pow Wow's in my senior years and enjoyed the activities and plan to attend many more. The native people want you as an observer to ask questions, but if you do ask questions do it with respect for their customs.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If a person has an eagle feather on his baseball cap, is this a part of his regalia? does it give him the right to wear it in the R.C. Legion?

  5. Jimmy R. says:

    I usually say outfit but when I'm talking to a spectator I say regalia lol

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