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October 27, 2012

Enid Intertribal Indian Club to hold events in November


ENID, Okla. — American Indian Crafts

2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 4

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple

The series of events hosted by Enid Intertribal Indian Club will kick off with a session of learning about American Indian crafts. Finger weaving, basket weaving, dream catcher making, fringing, Indian dye making and Indian hand games will be among the crafts and activities available.

“This celebration is always fun for entire families,” said Jana Rader, club member and member of the Otoe/Missouria tribe. “Some of the events the kids really love, like the Indian craft demonstrations.”

Admission for this event is $7 for ages 3-65 and $6 for seniors.

Book Reading

4:30 p.m. Nov. 5

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County

Osage tribe member LeAnn Shiplet will deliver a reading of the book, “How Great Thou Art.” The book is written by Linda Bolen, who is a member of the Cherokee tribe and also is a former Enid resident. The library also will have a display of American Indian artifacts.

Tasting Party

6:30 p.m. Nov. 6

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid

Enid Intertribal Indian Club will host its traditional “tasting party” for the public. A large selection of American Indian foods will be served for any community member who wishes to come and have a taste. This event has proven to be a community favorite over the past several years.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the history of how the tribe actually lived in the past,” said Janet Camp, club member and member of the Chehalis tribe. “The tasting party will demonstrate how the Native American’s diet consisted of whatever was available in their area. The natives always adapted to their circumstances.”

Gourd Dance

2 p.m. until late evening Nov. 10

Hoover Building, 305 E. Oxford

The conclusion of Enid Intertribal Indian Club’s celebratory events will be the Gourd Dance. Visitors will be able to see dancers from many parts of the state participate in this popular event. The dance begins at 2 p.m. and an evening meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.

After the evening meal, the Grand Entry will lead the event, followed by the evening session of the Gourd Dance. The dance will honor military veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

The Gourd Dance, a tradition which began with the Kiowa tribe, is done with great pride and dignity. It is a men’s dance, but women participate by dancing behind the men, outside the perimeter formed by the men.

Dancers carry shakers of all varieties, but the original, historical shakers were made of gourds. Objects now used to make shakers include turtle shells, aluminum cans and many other objects. Dancers each carry a shaker and a fan and are clad in sashes, moccasins and red and blue blankets.

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