The men's fancy war dance originated in Oklahoma. These dancers are noted for their fast foot work, athletic ability and originality.
During this special song everyone is expected to stand if they are able and remove their hats. Honor songs are sung at pow wows at the request of someone for another person or a special occasion. The memory of a loved one who has crossed over, the return of a child to health after an illness, an aged relative, or all the members of a clan could be shown respect with an honor song. Someone requesting an honor song should contact the arena director who will decide when the song will be sung and by which drum. A gift is customary for the drum that performs the honor song.
Performing at the Sussex County, NJ, PowWow