“These elaborate Native American outfits are very unique to each dancer, but they also speak of familial ties – as dancers move to the rhythmic beat of the drum, they tell of their tribal affiliation and ancestry, reveal their individual personality, family heritage, and spiritual quests.” Tracey, Prairie Edge
Excerpt: History and Tradition Mixed with Personal Style By Tracey, Prairie Edge
“Embodying the spirit and soul of the culture, the dancers at Pow Wow are vibrant reflections of tribal history mixed with personal style.
The regalia worn during Pow Wow is a cherished garment – it is often made or commissioned by those special to the dancer.
While beautiful and rewarding once it’s done, making regalia is also a time intensive process and is often made to be with the dancer for many years. These outfits will evolve and change over a lifetime – enhanced with a new scarf, roach or even face paint, further embellished with beads, feathers, shells, or fringe, or (due to the intense dancing and wear) repaired and made new.”
Making Regalia with Juaquin Lonelodge
“From the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Nation, here in Oklahoma, I Juaquin Lonelodge, am proud to bring you, Making Regalia It is a show, which I believe, is the first ever in Native American Culture to showcase step-by-step instructional videos in making Native Attire. With the help of CATV47, I plan to continue showcasing Native Art from the Traditional to the Contemporary. H’aho! (Thank you)” Juaquin Lonelodge
You Tube “Making Regalia” Videos
Special guest host, Verna Street demonstrates how to make alterations on a moccasin for a growing child. Published on Jan 29, 2016
Decorative Carry Bag
Juaquin gives step by step instructions on how to make a simple, decorative carry bag. Episode includes some basic sewing tips.
Making Regalia Roach Spinners
Juaquin Lonelodge is back with a brand new edition of Making Regalia. On this latest episode they have recurring guest Red Sky Whapeppah in the studio to help construct a roach spinner.
Juaquin Lonelodge and his special guest, Dwight Whitebuffalo discuss and demonstrate bustle construction.
“To many people their outfits are a part of them. Some people dreamed of their outfits and they hold special meaning. A lot of people I know, their outfits have been handed down to them from their grandfather or grandmother. These aren’t just something we throw together.” ~Bedahbin Webkamigad~