Hoop Dancing Demonstration
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A Lakota Indian lady and her niece demonstrated hoop dancing for the visitors.
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Some of the hoops the dancers will use.
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Laying out the hoops.
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The dancer said that the old name of Sioux for Indians in this part of the country actually was a pejorative used by tribes to the east who disliked the Lakota Indians.
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Children were invited for a simple dance with the hoops.
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The children hoop dance.
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The end of the hoop dance with the children.
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Explaining the use of hoops to create different animals.
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The niece beginning her dance. She used only a small number of hoops.
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Five hoops.
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Preparing to dance with 18 hoops.
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Having earlier told the audience about the different animals and teaching their names in the Lakota language, she created each animal using the hoops in her dance.
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A trail of hoops depicting the tail of a creature.
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Both feet in the air.
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She is even holding hoops with her teeth.
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