developing our intention

 

For many years we have been in conversations with each other about a dance for Wah-sha-she women.  Finally, we decided it was time to make our dream a reality.  We had heard stories of a women's drum, but we did not know enough about it to revive it's meaning or likeness.  So we have made our own way.  We had a drum built by Osage/Oteo drum-maker Rock Pipestem.  We talked with friends and family about the things they love about our people and our traditions.  We had hard conversations about things that challenge each of us regarding our traditions.  We are developing a dance that we hope will bring our families together and highlight the backbone and the strength of our people.  Below we share some of our thoughts about this project.  And what makes each of us do what we do.

 
 
 
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 by Jen Tiger

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by Veronica Pipestem

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by Robert Warrior

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.Personal journey

by Moira RedCorn 

Living in Osage County, surrounded by the beautiful land, our community has been one of the greatest gifts for me.  I love waking up in the morning in the Osage Hills.  I cherish visits by family and friends.  I lived here 51 years ago when I was born.  We lived in the parsonage next to the Osage Baptist Church, a house which is gone now.  I have traveled the world, but like many Osages before me, have returned to this beautiful land.  I am excited to be a part of this dance for our wah-sha-she wak'on.

 

 

 
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by Angela Pratt

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by Julie O'Keffe

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by Marilyn Yarbrough

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by Electa RedCorn

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