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Contribution to Passamaquoddy Folk-Lore

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,447 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.9
LoC Categories: D, GR
Downloads: 336
Added to site: 2006.03.16
mnybks.net#: 12940
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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in other dances. It seems probable that everything used in the old times has disappeared, with the exception perhaps of the last-named implement, yet the song resembles closely that of the olden time. The invitations to dance are possibly introduced, and the boisterous finale may be of modern date. There is recorded also on the phonograph, with the song, the invitation to the dance in the Passamaquoddy language. An invitation is extended to all to come to the dance. It is a proclamation that there will be a good time, much to eat, "Indian dances," snake dance, and Micmac dances. The shell of the turtle was used in old times for a rattle, in place of the horn, and in a story of the origin of the rattlesnake the conqueror is said to use a rattle of this kind. In the Zuñi dances, and in the Moqui snake-dance, a turtle rattle is tied to the inside of the left leg. The rattle, carried in the hand by the Moqui snake dancer, is a gourd, but the Passamaquoddies seem to find the horn better adapted for their pu

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