considered one of the premier dancers in North America, he dances
the “Old Style” Grass Dance. In his presentations he
shares the “Grass Dance Story” which sends a message
of “Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Healing” The
story tells of a boy who was paralyzed from the waist down. The
boy with the help of his grandfather sought a vision in the badlands.
The boy came back with a story and a gift of 7 Eagle Plumes to bring
back to his people. The people gathered, and the boy shared his
vision of a horse prancing before a storm, the storm comes with
rain, the storm passes and a rainbow appears. The storm will bring
challenges in life, the rain will bring purification, and the spirit
of the horse and the rainbow is a vision of hope. Through the grass
dance he imitated a horse before a storm, the background of his
dance regalia represented the storm and the colors of the regalia
represented a rainbow. The fringe on his regalia represented the
grass blowing in the wind. The eagle plumes placed on his regalia
brought him powers. He moved from the ground up in a circle to the
left and then to the right, until gradually he was upright dancing.
Through this dance the boy was healed. This is a powerful story.
this dance with the emotion and feeling of the boy that was healed.