CHIEFS' COATS, BRIDES AND DRUMKEEPERS:
THE DEVELOPMENT OF OSAGE BRIDAL ATTIRE
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm
Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center
1449 W. Main Street
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Come join us as we explore the history of Osage bridal attire and its incorporation into the Paying for the Drum ceremonies of the Elonshka Dances. We will discuss the gifts of military coats to Osage Chiefs and their use in traditional Osage weddings. We will also discuss the construction of wedding coats in the 20th century by Osage and non-Osage artisans.
- Slide show and audience discussion
- Wedding Coats and Hats on display
- Light Refreshments
Bring your photos, wedding coats, hats and stories to share!
The Osage Weddings Project
Sponsored by: Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, Sam Noble Museum, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma