This weekend of gratitude highlights a Southern Plains-style gourd dance. The social dance began as a warrior’s dance and originated from the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Gourd dances have become intertribal dances and celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and to remember those who have journeyed on to the spirit world, as well as to send off war veterans to the front line and for their safe return home.
Ghost Ranch gourd dance was founded on the notion to promote the well-being of a community, for healing & to strengthen intertribal relations, native & non-native. Teaching begins Friday with a talking circle to introduce the history, process, and etiquette for the ceremony. The dance itself unfolds across Saturday afternoon and evening. A closing talking circle occurs on the Sunday morning after breakfast.
Dress Code Men: jeans or slacks, long-sleeved collared shirt, nice shoes or boots. Women: blouse, skirt and shawl, nice shoes or boots. Bring dollar bills.
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For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001
ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678
— available Sunday
, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
- Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.