Presented in a narrative and photos, we explore the contemporary Northern Traditional Outfit and dance style (with an emphasis on the Lakota Sioux). The information included is intended as documentation of the traditional dance of this era (1980s and 1990s), but is not intended to be the final word on outfits and dance. It is meant simply to be a starting point for men who wish to dance "traditional".
Learn about the history of the Northern Traditional Dancer - their Pow Wows and music - the articles worn by these dancers, and about their style dance. The booklet also includes a section on craft techniques for outfit construction and a how to guide for making the bustle, hairpipe breastplate, bandolier, otter sash, choker, otter breastplate, moccasins, anklets, bells, porcupine hair roach, roach spreader, staff.