Northern Traditional Dance
The air erupts with the sound of the drum as the dancer goes low to the earth as if looking for the tracks of a not so distant enemy. As the song increases in tempo, the story begins to take place. This dance is said to be one of the oldest styles of dance to have originated from the northern plains. The dance was said to be a story dance, which was used after a battle or hunt to depict and share the experience of the day's events to all of the people in the encampment. The regalia are more traditional in nature including such items as the bone breastplate, coupe stick, shield and a single bustle.