Dance to the tunes of Turkey dance!

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Check out what happens on Turkey Dance day.

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Dance to the tunes of Turkey dance!:

Dance to the tunes of Turkey dance! http://orlandoswingdance.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/turkey-dancing-vector.jpg

A sneak peek into Turkey dance :

A sneak peek into Turkey dance

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The turkey dance or Nu ka oshun is an important traditional dances among Caddo people . Women dance, while men drum and sing the songs, which describe events in Caddo history. http://caddolegacy.com/Documents/CADDOAN_TPWD.jpg

What’s the dance all about?:

What’s the dance all about? http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/326/6/6/naked_turkey_dance_by_nashiil-d33esyl.png

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The Turkey dance has several phases Initially, women cluster around the men drumming in the center. Later women choose their male dancing partners. The dance is concluded with a flag song in the honor of Caddo veterans. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Caddo_turkey_dance00.jpg

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Women’s dance movements might have been inspired by the turkey movements. http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/kids/caddo/images/turkeydance1.jpg

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Caddo women's dance dress are handmade, broadcloth blankets, beadwork and dush-tohs, that is a plaque adorned with brass or mirrors and flowing ribbons. The ankle-length dresses are sewn around the skirt. Full-length aprons are also worn over the skirts. http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/hudakore/hudakore0709/hudakore070900002/1630121-beautiful-native-american-beaded-women-s-clothing.jpg

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Nearly 52 Caddo turkey dance songs are still sung today. These songs recount Caddo history in different dialects that comprise the Caddo language. http://arkarcheology.uark.edu/indiansofarkansas/images/Young%20Caddo%20Dancer_100.jpg

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The Turkey dance celebrate Caddo survival. http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/tejas/fundamentals/images/maincollage.jpg

Enjoy yourself, it’s Turkey Dance time!:

Enjoy yourself, it’s Turkey Dance time! http://www.tribaltravel.com.au/Portals/0/2/turkey%20dance%20(3).gif

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