One of the 2005 World Champion Native American dancers. Part of a show of, you guessed it, top dancers. He danced to live music provided by three other Indians who were beating a drum and chanting off to the side. Really a neat experience.
A world champion hoop dancer. Really acrobatic; it's amazing to see what they can do with the hoops...they can make them look like wings (to mimic a bird in the sky or even a butterfly), an egg hatching, etc. It really tells a great story!
An alligator 'wrestler' (a misnomer, as the Indians didn't wrestle with alligators, but rather were trying to keep them still as they brought them home for dinner) puts his hand inside an alligator's mouth. Their mouths are 'wired' such that anything that touches the inside of their mouth will make them bite down...the slightest pressure. This was demonstrated a few times...and each time, he missed the guy's hand. Phew.
Once of the 'grass dancers'. These dancers would do a dance over an area before the tribe would make a village or stop in a particular location.
This dance, which the best I recall was the 'healing dress dance'. Attached at the bottom of the dress are bells.
The women's colorful dance. In particular, her cape is meant to be similar to the wings of a butterfly.
Overall, it was a fun day. I tried some Indian Fry Bread (very very unhealthy, but tastes reeeaaaalllll good!), danced on the stage with my youngest one doing an Indian circle & snake dance, and got to learn a lot more about our nearby neighbors. If you're ever in South Florida, it's well worth a visit to get to know more about these wonderful people!