Crow Daytime Dance Collection

Crow Daytime Dance Collection

This collection includes performances of the Daytime Dance, which was and still is an important cultural element among Crows.

The collection includes complete performances of the Daytime Dance also known as the War Dance. The Daytime Dance came to the Crows after a young warrior left alone and severely dehydrated met two dancers who took him to a Daytime Dance and taught him how to conduct the ceremony. After several days, the young warrior returned to the Crows and relayed what he learned to others in the community. After great interest from others, the young warrior imparted what he learned to the Crows and the dance became an important cultural element of pre and post reservation Crow identity.

Items in Collection: 
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Day Time Dance Ceremony; beginning to end; St Xavier District
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Waiting to start ceremony, rules are announced, beginning of ceremony; giveaways
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation from tape 2; beginning to end of ceremony
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation of Ceremony; Dancing; still waiting
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation of Ceremony; giveaways and dance
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation of Ceremony; giveaways and dance
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation of Daytime Dance Ceremony; giveaways; round dance; exiting building
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge district practice at Black Lodge district hall; no regalia just practice
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge district practice at Crow Round Hall
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District practice at Crow Round hall
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Day Time Dance Ceremony beginning
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation of Day Time Dance Ceremony; woomen danceing Round Dance; Dancing; Coffee Pot Dance; Feast; leaving building conclusion
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continue dance; few more giveaways
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Continuation of dance; woman dancing wearing war bonnets; danceing
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District practicing without regalia; recognizing participants
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; some push danceing; Crow Hop
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; some push danceing; Crow Hop
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; beginning of ceremony;give aways
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; giveaways; actual ceremony perfonrmed; Feast
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; Tailfeather dancers having giveaway; leaving building conclusion leaving building; People return to dance on into the night; Warbonnet dance
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; Giveaways; woman singers Giveaways
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture, Crow Music and Dance
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; Woman back up singers giveaways; Escorting Dog head eaters to floor and seating them near the drum; Tailfeather owners serving all audiance; the four givingaway; Tailfeather dancers givingaway
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture, Crow Music and Dance
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; Woman backup singers’ giveaways; Escorting Dog head eaters to sit and eat by drum; feeding the four; serving all people watching; Dog head eaters giving away; Tailfeather dancers giving away
Community
LBHC Archives
Category
Crow History and Culture, Crow Music and Dance
Summary
Black Lodge District Daytime Dance Ceremony; Push dance; Feather pick up ceremony; dancing; Coffee pot Dance; feast; dancing; announcing Daytime Dance Ceremony will start at 9:00 am