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Have u ever been to a sweat lodge, or a Pow Wow?!?

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If u havent,what do u think about it??ur oppinion....
Sweatlodge and pow wow is a spiritual place..The sweat lodge looks like a underground teepee sort of thing..has no surface that is open.has a hole deep enough for a pot to fit in.U burn rocks all day and set them into the hole,than u gather people to enter and sit around the rocks.than u close flap from were u entered,and u atleast have a bucket to poor water on the rocks to let hot steam come out of the rocks.U sit and sing spiritual songs to motherearth.u can repent.its like u have to suffer for what u did.and u use the bucket up each time u poor water on the rocks.
Pow wow is a spiritual place also.U have dancers,drumgroups,flute players,and anything spiritual.Ders and Arena where the dancers enter in a line..diffrent styles of dancers.fancy shawl,jingle dancers,fancy shawl,etc...all types for men and women.The dancing is a healing also...Anybody can go to pow wows,it dont matter what race u r...U c most native americans der tho...thats my info about sweat lodges and pow wows....

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POW WOW...is that a prisoner of war camp?

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Pow Wows, yes. They are wonderful! Sweat lodge no. Wish I could though.

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i been to many,there are many different kinds.called indian church back home.outside in the winter down by the river,
i couldnt describe it if i had the words,
the sweat lodge!

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I have been to many POW WOWS in Arizona, New Mexico and a few in Pennsylvania, however, no comparison to the POW WOWS out west. I have also been to many Reservations and have many friends who are Native Americans.

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No

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I have been to a sweat lodge before.
The heat and the chanting are there to get you to a certain spiritual level and induce visions.
It was an awesome experience.

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I've been to both. Have you visited a ceremonial kiva?

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Yes, had a sweat with Billy Jack with Chief Red Cloud of LaKota fame. That's where I got my Icon name, in the naming ceremony. I want to set one up here shortly. (I shortened it lately. I've taken some fantastic pictures of two Pow Wows I've been to in AZ. I don't know if you can get the link on my 360 or not. I'll try to make sure it's set up.

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