Clarification of Answer by
27 Nov 2002 09:23 PST
Did you read the two articles on snow dancing? They're two different
snow dances. As for peripheral information that I found along the way,
last October, an inter-tribal Snow Dance Festival took place at Lake
Tahoe. Not much was listed about the event other than a phone number
800-468-2463 which you could call to possibly get in touch with the
organizers, and possibly some of the tribal performers. Off of another
site, I found the following information:
Linda Bender of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Lodging Association,
for her work as co-chair of the Snow Dance, a 2-day family event held
the first weekend in October at Lake Tahoe that involves Native
Americans who dance in regalia and pray for snow in the Indian
tradition. Delaine Spilsbury, chair of the Indian Territory, presented
the award. The Indian Territory includes all of Nevada.
The Piute Indians were called upon on the eve of the 1960 Winter Games
to bring much needed snow to Squaw Valley, California (link below).
But other than the slightly humorous liks that I found, I did not see
any how-to for traditional Indian tribal snow dances, just mentions
and festivals. Hope this helps!