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Bow and Arrow Dance o f Jemez

Eight dancers, each with bow in left hand, one arrow in right. Bells about waist; an apron of white embroidered as in CORN DANCE (see p. I f 2 ) , red sash hanging down right side. Bare upper body; circle of white painted on breast. (Fig. 23.)

Instead of a drum, a hide was laid on the ground, before which the chorus kneeled, and beat in time. The rhythm was a fast, vigorous, three-part time, done loud-soft-rest; loud-soft-rest, etc.

The dance was made up of very definite figures, which I have combined as follows: (Use SONG OF THE PEACE PACT)

(a) Enter from left, one behind the other, with back-trot step

( r step to each count) 3 meas.

Then, z trot-step to first count of measure, then hold this position for the other 2 counts

(b) Repeat (a) in place

(c) Repeat (a) in place

(d) Face front, and shuffle to own left

Shuffle to own right

Shuffle about self

r meas.

. meas.

q. meas.

q. meas.

q. meas.

4 meas. (In this, the two arms work simultaneously to left for one measure, to right for one measure, etc.)

(e) In circle, step right ( z ) ; hop right ( 2, 3 ) , holding left foot

in air q. meas.

Reverse feet

Step right ( r ) ; hop right ( 2, 3 ) as above

Reverse feet 2 meas.

(f) Repeat step of (e), but in straight line, facing front, and

progressing right and left z z mean

(g) Repeat again, but facing right, and progressing to right

side z z meas.

q. meas.

2 meas.

35

(h) 3 back-trot steps as in (a) , in place About face, bend knees, and touch arrow to ground

(On the turn and dip, the back foot taps twice.)

(i)_ Repeat, making the turn to front Repeat, making the turn to left side (j) Back-trot step off

36

3 meas. z meas.

4 meas. 4 meas. 12 meas.

Rhythm of the Redman

 

 

   

 

 


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