Tomorrow’s Topic

horseheader11.jpe A very good afternoon to all you bloggers! I will be your hostess tomorrow on Petticoats & Pistols and, since my husband and I have only returned from the Crow reservation, I thought that you might like to hear a little bit about Pow-wow’s in general — how they started, what they are, what happens at them, who can attend, where they are, who you might see there, what do you eat, etc.

paulkayblackfeet.JPGHere is a picture taken of my husband and myself the Blackfeet Indian Days pow-wow in July of this year. In the picture, I’m wearing the Women’s Fancy Dance regalia. I look forward to talking to you tomorrow, so come and join me for a discussion of this, or any other topic of your choice, as well as a Q & A of pow-wow’s.

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KAREN KAY aka GEN BAILEY is the multi-published author of American Indian Historical Romances. She has written for such prestigious publishers as AVON/HarperCollins, Berkley/Penguin/Putnam and Samhain Publishing. KAREN KAY’S great grandmother was Choctaw Indian and Kay is honored to be able to write about the American Indian Culture.
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17 thoughts on “Tomorrow’s Topic”

  1. Hi, Kay, this is marvelous. I would like to hear more about the Fancy Dancing and I would like to know what Indian Fry Bread is and maybe you can write a recipe:-)
    Love and hugs
    Heide

  2. Hi, Kay, I thought you were still in Florida, but hey, the magic of computers:-) Since you asked, I could absolutely drool over the White Eagle’s Touch cover, but my next favorite is definitely Red Hawk’s Woman. Keep them coming. Gives me the shivers in 90 degree heat.
    Hugs,
    Heide

  3. Hi, Kay, I doubt that any of us don’t think that their pet or pets are so most precious things on earth. Dogs are definitely the only creatures who give unconditional love. Hey,cat lovers, I love them, too, but where dogs have masters, cat have staff and don’t you forget it. I have a lovely photo of my English Springer Spaniel Bibi on my website. http://heidekatros.com and she is the most docile animal I have ever met. She doesn’t bark, except very rarely, like once in a blue moon. She eats as if she were a tiny dog and even a stranger can take something out of her mouth. She understands what we are talking about. It’s amazing. I love all animals, and even though I hate snakes, I walked one across the road once so it wouldn’t get run over LOL and I rescued an injured rat that was lying on the road. If a cat got it later that is life, but I couldn’t stand the thought of it just sitting there until a car ran over it. Maybe you think I am silly, but I consider animals as best friends:-)
    Take care
    Love
    Heide

  4. Hi, Kay, thanks for all the info about shamans and medicine men. I have the highest respect for the Indian tribes and even today they are still a beautiful people. Unfortunately, the white man had to have a hand in too many races. I refer to the Hawaiian people, who like the Indians were healthy and without a great deal of illness until the well meaning missionaries brought them a slew of diseases. And all out ancestors had to use their wits and what they had at hand to survive. Of course, you can’t go back. BTW corn is the hardest to digest of all vegetables, at least the way it is sold today. I know this first hand. I suffered greatly, when I ate some recently.
    Oh, and that cover of The Last Warrior is gorgeous. I hope it sells well when it comes out in March of this year.
    Take care
    Love
    Heide

  5. Hi, Kay, I have long been enarmored with the Native American culture. Of course, some goes back to my childhood, triggered by Hollywoods portrayal of the Indian nations. But I guess with the movie “The Last Mohican” they did hit the nail on the head and showed that the Indian people were just that — PEOPLE. It showed them as caring, intelligent individuals with pride and integrity and great wisdom. Unfortunately, in life there is always another power which in the end proves greater than the one who has achieved a peace among themselves. You don’t need to look very far or far back. The Mayans were eventually usurped, because they, too, were great statesmen. And even among honest men, there will be those who will betray their own for the love of money or power. Benedict Arnold. It’s gotten worse in the past several decades. People want “things” at any cost. And no we do not have the freedom we had 50 years ago. We have become soft on crime and criminals become bolder, because lawyers take up for them. Gosh, I could go on, but I’ll defer this soapbox to someone else now. And I find it reprehensible that people have to give up their land and homes against their will or for the sake of progress.
    Take care
    Love
    Heide

  6. Hi, Kay, I haven’t had a chance to read Black Eagle, but I am sure it is as fascinating as the rest of your novels. I am surprised that Berkley would consider a name change for you, when you surely have a lot of followers, who love to read Native Indian lore. The cover of Black Eagle is gorgeous and you should share the artist’s name with your readers, if she doesn’t mind.
    I notice you get some unsavory blogging. I have my blog on my website, created by Tina at TRS and I can delete that kind of blog so it never sees daylight LOL Just discussed with the authors loop at Awe-Struck that these people have so much talent and waste it on distributing garbage. Though their numbers seem to be growing. The number so capable people able to thwart such trash is growing, too. 🙂
    Hugs,
    Heide

  7. Hi Kay, some very deep thinking there about the gifts the Native Americans bestowed upon humanity. After all, their ideals reached beyond our borders. However, I believe that the Indians had a kinder way of expressing themselves than today’s people. They chose their words more carefully, when they gave advice. In my opinion they didn’t critisize, but offered useful advice. I think it is good that you take the time and do so much research to keep their heritage alive and that you set some myth straight in the process. Keep up the good work Gen Bailey aka Karen Kay.
    Love,
    Heide

  8. Hi, Kay, having grown up in Germany, I learned plenty about dandelions:-) In fact, they are my favorite salad green, if you can find them and if you get them before they bloom. Once they bloom, they are really not good for human consumption any more. They are supposed to cleanse the blood. Another edible plant is the nasturtium and of course there are rose hips for tea. Most medications are derived from plants. It’s good to supplement your diet with natural foods, but let’s face it, in this day and age, you would not be able to survive on just nature.
    Take care
    Love
    Heide

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