Rabbit Dance

 

Rabbit Dance

The Rabbit Dance is a social, and humorous dance of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. It was learned from the Cree Indians in about 1920. The dance similarly resembles a White American folk dance or "square dance." The steps in the dance are in accordance with a "calling" by one of the drummers. Men and women dance in couples side by side, and women choose their dance partner. Today, the Rabbit Dance is not practiced due to the popularity of other pan-Indian social dances such as the Pow-wow.

 

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