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Fancy
Date Issued: 1996-06-07
Postage Value: 32 cents

Commemorative issue
American Indian Dances
Fancy

Years ago, Crow girls wore a double-bustle dress for the Fancy dance; today they wear a dress made of a shiny fabric such as satin or taffeta. Accessories include a beaded or silver concho belt. Hair ties, beaded barrette, and a white plume feather held by the barrette. The final item is the shawl with long fringe along the bottom. The shawl may be made of the same material as the dress. The dance itself is very fast-paced. Although women of any age may take part, it normally is a dance for younger ladies and girls.

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