Dallas Local Customs

  • Sampling of Pottery
    Sampling of Pottery
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  • 1. The Lingo

    Okay, just so you know where this knowledge is coming from, a little bit about me: I was born in Dallas, lived there until I was 4, then moved to Kansas, moved back home to Texas when I was 10. From...

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  • 2. Cultural Events

    There are various Asian food stalls which are not huge in variety but are not bad. A lot of the dancing and singing are performed by children and there are many stalls offering activities specifically...

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  • 3. Texan Attitude

    Being caucasian, I have never had to deal with discrimination. Unfortunately, discrimination still pervades our society/generation as present generations of colored people whose forefathers have been...

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  • 4. Information / Sources

    The legal drinking age in Dallas is 21. Many nightclubs have all-ages or 18 and over shows, but you'll have to show ID at the bar. If you are in a dry area and at a restaurant, you will need a...

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  • 5. Weather Wise

    Dallas offers famous Texas blue skies, bright sunshine and clean fresh air – well almost. Hot spells do occur and they are HOT - up to 44C. August is usually the worst month for heat. Unfortunately if...

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  • 6. Texas Pride

    It's easy to remember which is the Texas flag - it's the one with the single star. Some people say it was originally because Texas was the lone state of Mexico which was attempting to uphold its...

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  • 7. On Film

    John Henry Holliday, aka Doc Holliday, the notorious gunfighter, gambler and guzzler practiced his dentistry and honed his card playing expertise in Dallas during the 1870s before he found permanent...

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  • 8. Dallas Cowboys

    Remember that their football team is called The Cowboys..mental note to yourself..COWBOYS. For anything you want to know about Dallas check out:...

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  • 9. Dallas Men / Women

    Being from another part in the US, I was surprised to see how forward the men are here... Anytime you go out, be prepared to deal with the Texan men.. They have no problem going up to you and blurting...

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  • 10. Become Texan

    Texans like to say y'all, gettrdone, coke for all soda, and more. Texans are very friendly. Ask them directions and they will help you out. Unlike most rumors,...

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  • 11. Bob Lansing

    Bob Lansing is a Navajo Potter from Colorado who had a stall at the American Indian Arts Festival. This man's work is amazing and is slowly being recognised for...

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  • 12. Inside the Tepee

    Three of the strongest poles are made into a tripod and tied together a little higher than the height of the cover. The rest of the poles are then placed...

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  • 13. The Tepee

    The marketplace area of the square also displays a couple of painted Southern Plains Tepees. It is really quite a roomy and comfortable shelter. The pattern of...

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  • 14. Gordon Tonips

    Gordon Tonips is a Comanche / Kiowa Artist from Northern Oklahoma. Aside from his Anasazi Fire Rocks, he also displays some of his sculptures at the festival....

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  • 15. Anasazi Fire Rocks

    Something very unique at the festival were fire rocks. These are Native American handmade, real stone, oil burning candles. All these pieces are individual...

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  • 16. The Jewellery

    Oh the Jewellery… there was such a varied selection of traditional pieces to very modern styled jewellery that if you can’t find something there you like then...

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  • 17. The Pottery

    The etched images on Bob Lansings pottery is so detailed and so fine. His style of work is non-traditional. His red bowls are New Mexico red clay, which he...

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  • 18. Indian Masks

    Colourful and creative masks have been part of American Indian dance regalia and traditional ceremonies in many Indian tribes since ancient times. The most...

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  • 19. Modern Day Pow-wows

    Today the pow-wows are freely held and has become a time where many tribes gather together to share their stories and just generally a time to have fun and...

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  • 20. Pow wows

    Pow-wows are festivals consisting of Native American dancing and music which are popular expressions of the Native American Culture. On the Northern Plains,...

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  • 21. The Outfit

    Costume for Women's Traditional also remains tribal specific, sometimes with elaborate beadwork on long buckskin or trade cloth dresses. It is tradition for a...

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  • 22. Audience Participation

    At the festival you will get your chance to dance with the Indians. A few will come down from the stage and into the audience and start dancing around in a...

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  • 23. Mimicking Life

    The dance steps are usually small and close to the ground, no leaping around or anything very aerobatic and a lot of the time the dance is bent over in a...

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  • 24. The Dance

    Many of the Native American traditional dances come from seasonal or life-cycle events. They are also pertinent to regions and tribes. Some are performed in...

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  • 25. Stage Performances

    Scheduled throughout the day are various performances showcasing intertribal music and dance. There are Drummers and Singers, Choctaw flute player, Hoop dancers...

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