Heating Up the Circle

The origins, tales and myths of the Smoke Dance

Seneca Nation's Ann. Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow in Salamanca, N.Y., July 17-19_ young dancer smiles as participates in teen smoke dance.

Cliff Matias

A young dancer smiles as she participates in teen smoke dance.

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Pow wow culture has given us a plethora of Native social dance styles, such as the Fancy Dance, Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance, as well as other traditional dance styles. One type of dance not as often seen on the pow wow circuit is the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Smoke Dance. The Smoke Dance is a…

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