Gourd history native americans and their use of gourds contributed by scott nelson. Museum of the shenandoah valley 901 amherst st, winchester, va 22601 mark your calendar now. The teacher will read the book, follow the drinking gourd, by jeanette winter and will remind students of how the song of the same name acts as a coded map to lead slaves to freedom. A gourd is the hollow, dried shell of a vine fruit in the cucurbitaceae plant family, similar to a cucumber or pumpkin. In the kiowa tribe of oklahoma, gourd dance songs have been used for social gatherings. It is a book that depicts the underground railroad through the tale of two boys. A great text for black history month or a study of the underground railroad. The resurgence of the gourd dance post korean war can be contributed directly to the kiowa. The origin of the gourd dance is somewhat clouded, but i believe that most people agree that it can be credited to the following two tribes.
The gourd has been used by man as far back as we can tell, since the very beginning. Gourds are still made into rattles in 2009, used in church services, but replaced by metal cans in an oklahoma dance arena in july 2009. The underground railroad meant freedom for many in the years before emancipation, and it had a map. There is a need for a study that analyzes all african american contributions as a whole doing so would provide a much better perspective on the uniquely american amalgamation of african and european folkways and music.
Heres an interesting list of what different tribes used gourd for almost as simple as walking into the local drugmusichardware store. As an example, many hymns tell the story of past trials and tribulations. However, recent dna research suggests that it was domesticated three times. It is the story of two girls barely out of college who, through good karma and the kindness of others, wind up creating a life that allows them to live simply, artisticall and on their own terms. Follow the drinking gourd was supposedly used by engineers in the underground railroad to direct slaves to freedom. The one black boy is following the drinking gourd big dipper to find his way north to freedom.
This website is intended to help you find informat. Ideal for afterschool use, ourstory resources will allow students. Great for black history month or a study of the underground railroad. Native american tribes native american history american indians cherokee history native american beauty us history history facts history books european history. Feb 21, 2015 provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises gourd dance song millard clark and southern singers national native american veterans honoring powwow. We invite you and your families to join us on this momentous occasion.
Zotigh the gourd dance tdiepeigah originated among the kiowa in the 1700s. There are questions about its authenticity, but if accurate, drinking. The history of this remarkable dance is another story itself. Gourd girls is priscilla wilsons richly told memoir of her 30year business and personal partnership with janice lymburner.
Inspired both by legend and history, the gourd dance ceremony is an essential part of the kiowa people. But, for todays dancers, it should be noted that, although it is considered a social dance by many, the kiowa view it as a ceremonial and treat it as such. This book is a great entry way into slavery for children. The kiowa gourd dance is the traditional dance of the tiapego warrior society,which was one of several mens societies in the kiowa tribe. Gourd is occasionally used to describe crop plants in the family cucurbitaceae, like pumpkins, cucumbers, squash, luffa, and melons. Karankawa lodge 307 kiowa gourd dance group dance competition at the 1992 national order of the arrow conference by ray torgerson. The rabbit society gathers together every day under the tutelage of grandfather rabbit to learn more about the history of. Each unit helps children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the museums vast collections, quality childrens literature, and engaging handson activities. Gourd dances are held regularly by several groups especially in oklahoma. See more ideas about gourds, dance and native american. Many participants may be older men, and the dance is less energetic and less physically demanding than most powwow dances.
Women participate by dancing in place behind their male counterparts and outside the perimeter formed by the men. Among these are the songbow, gourd fiddles and early fiddle music, dance, patting for dance and possibly puzzles. Although tiapego distantly refers to words meaning skunkberry and brave, its translation has become obscure over the years, and today is specifically the name of this society. Jeanette winter shelved 8 times as blackhistorymonth. Take an unique opportunity to purchase gifts from a wide variety of artisan gourds, compete in the annual gourd competition, and of course choose the right raw gourds for your personal. I thought i heard the angels say follow the drinking gourd the stars in the heavens gonna show you the way follow the drinking gourd. American gourd society po box 2186 kokomo, in 46904 home. Oral history explains this dance was given to the kiowa by a red wolf guigoodletay when the kiowa still inhabited the area around what is now known as the black hills and devils tower area in south dakota and wyoming. It is a lovely book in every way, and im delighted to see it is now available on amazon.
Published 1992 by the lodge in corpus christi, tex. A study of bottle gourd dna published in 2005 suggests that there are two distinct subspecies of bottle gourds. The american gourd society promotes interest in all activities relating to gourds. Some gourd societies do not distinguish race as a criterion, and even nonindians can and are inducted into their gourd societies, the kiowa gourd dance society however only inducts indians of half blood or more. This folktale entitled the gourd fruit devildance is gathered from oral sources sources, tracing its origin to ancient ceylon sri lanka. Gourds are mostly found in the united states or in mexico. Oct 15, 2005 gourd girls came in the mail from a friend who told me that because it was selfpublished it is hard to find in mainstream bookstores. Peg leg joe, the big dipper and the drinking gourd. Oral history explains this dance was given to the kiowa by a red wolf guigoodletay when the kiowa still inhabited the area around what is now known as the black hills and devils tower area in. Through this dance, they are reclaiming that history. Tuesday, august 8, 2017 gourd dancing native america calling. Mar 19, 2017 britains got talent 2017 issy simpson amazing 8 year old magician irl hermione full audition s11e02 duration. The gourd dance tdiepeigah originated among the kiowa in the 1700s.
Today the dance is being done at pow wows before, after, and between intertribal dancing. The first part of the book deals with tree gourds, widely used as containers and for decoration. A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the historical fiction mentor text picture book follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter. A gourd grew over jonah to shade him from the heat as god used this vegetable to teach jonah a lesson about forgiveness. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. History of the jingle dress dance native american meaning. Cultural and spiritual traditions embodied in the native american. Jan 31, 2020 follow the drinking gourd by jeanette winter. The first annual veterans day gourd dance was a success last weekend with gourd dancers, war mother societies and family and friends coming together to give honor and celebrating the return of loved ones from war. Some gourd dance songs have words, and others do not. Follow the drinking gourd theres another river on the other side follow the drinking gourd. The kiowa people have always been regarded as one of the great tribes of the plains. Kiowa traditional kiowa songs cr6145 canyon records.
Indian house is a 40 year old record company in taos, nm, specializing in recordings of traditional american indian music. These tales are often found to contain similarities from stories from buddhism and hinduism. It is eaten in curries, spaghetti, tacos, and salad. Song and dance have been valuable to black americans as far back as we can journey in history. The dance gets its name from the rows of metal cones called ziibaaskaiganan attached to their dresses which make a distinctive sound as they dance. Soft shelled, ornamental gourds are the type you see in the fall season and are generally used for temporary decorations. The gourd reserve all about gourdsnative american uses. More specifically, gourd refers to the fruits of plants in the two cucurbitaceae genera lagenaria and cucurbita, or also to their hollow, driedout shell. The omaha have used them for birthday celebrations or as veterans songs. Jun 09, 1970 this book is a great entry way into slavery for children. Gourd dancing is a timehonored tradition, performed by men, with women supporting behind them. Story of gourd dancing by richard gonzalez youtube. The information on our calendar is updated often with the latest information available. Scott and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
The true story of follow the drinking gourd casandersdotnet. That map is a song called follow the drinking gourd. Jun, 2018 this folktale entitled the gourd fruit devildance is gathered from oral sources sources, tracing its origin to ancient ceylon sri lanka. This collection provides a good sampling of kiowa songs and includes gourd dance, horse stealing, war dance, ruffle dance and 49 songs. Any of several trailing or climbing cucurbit plants bearing fruits with a hard rind, especially lagenaria siceraria and. Modern revival and diffusion of the gourd dance jstor. History of a warriors dance gourd dancing the first thing to know about the gourd dance is that unless youre kiowa, you probably havent seen iteven if you think you have. Kiowa people had the opportunity to revitalize the gourd dance. The bottle gourd lagenaria siceraria has had a complex domestication history written for it over the past twenty years. Popular black history month books showing 150 of 1,667 the color purple paperback by. We use multiple sources to get the best information possible.
Analysis of the book follow the drinking gourd 852 words. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Karankawa lodge 307 kiowa gourd dance 1992 edition. In her 1996 the complete book of gourd craft, summit notes that gourds were used as bird feeders as. The gourd dance originated with the kiowa tribe, and is a mans dance. One is the kiowa the other is the comanche both are of the southern plains. Gourd dance contributor names fleischhauer, carl photographer created published august 12, 1983 subject headings gourd dance. The unnamed hero of follow the drinking gourd is an old. Youd have to be out of your fucking mind to write, as marcus did, that black history month is a ploy to lever more entitlement money out of congress, but the hohum nonresponse of the white crowd reading this bit of transparent insanity is, to me, even weirder. Provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises gourd dance song millard clark and southern singers national native american veterans honoring powwow. There are 2 main types of gourds, ornamental and hard shelled. Students will be divided into 3 groups and will design original choreography for. Gourd simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This book shows how slaves used music innovatively as a means to convey cultural information. The rabbit society gathers together every day under the tutelage of grandfather rabbit to learn more about the history of the society and how to be a human being. The elders said it was the first time in history of having a veterans day gourd dance for all tribes on this special day. See more ideas about native american beading, feather crafts, nativity. Cherokee drug dermatological aid poultice of soaked seeds used for boils. This book can give children the scaffolding they need to begin to learn about such a large and complex topic. Follow the drinkin gourd how spirituals helped slaves. The ourstory program consists of a series of units designed by the smithsonians national museum of american history. Since its revival in the mid1950s by the kiowas, the gourd dance has been a standard fixture of southern powwows. Gourd girls came in the mail from a friend who told me that because it was selfpublished it is hard to find in mainstream bookstores.
Britains got talent 2017 issy simpson amazing 8 year old magician irl hermione full audition s11e02 duration. History of a warriors dancegourd dancing indian country today. Native american history american indians american indian crafts indigenous art gourds paper dolls. The jingle dress dance has a rich history, and there are few sights as mesmerizing as watching and hearing the women dance in their jingle dresses.870 1219 1012 496 1592 643 805 172 1544 1122 777 58 1356 757 1507 880 1112 1433 366 150 153 1127 119 548 1471 1275 233 1532 62 428 783 877 1346 752 1585 1515 265 1503 88 1184 1446 729 410 1395 1330 322 1318 479