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

Commemorative issue
American Indian Dances
Hoop

Unlike most any other dance in the world, Native American dance is both fun and spiritual. Dance may be a form of prayer, a way to become closer with nature and man, a way of expressing grief, and also have healing powers. There are different kinds of dances in America, one can find warrior dances, initiation dances, worship dances and ceremonial dances, like sundance and moondance. This dances can be done individually or done collectively depending on the purpose. Rather than using choreographic movements, movements are keyed to becoming in touch with spirits of elements, deities, animals or such parts of nature as rain or the sowing season.

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