Tag Archives: whipman

WHERE IS THE FUN

There used to be some memorable elderly friends who spent time at the museum just hanging out.  A staffer would go for mail, return and tell one of the gentlemen, “You left your pony idling in the parking lot.”  It … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR CELEBRATING

I have only one heart and one tongue—Howlish Wampo, June 1877 The pow-wow world of modern Native American singing and dance competition is said to be ‘pan-Indian.’  Pow-wow is like a broad cross-cultural theater.  Specialized powwow dances and songs originated … Continue reading

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Miyanashmaamí , Kid Stuff

When the Cascade Academy  of Bend, OR, visited Tamástslikt, I found myself trying to explain the bygone custom of the whipman who disciplined the guilty and innocent alike.  Sometimes the tradition of the whipman is as incomprehensible to me as … Continue reading

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