The Caddo Nation of Oklahoma is needing turkey feathers for its ceremonial Turkey Dance.
“We have about 20 dances carried over from ancient times,” said Phil Cross, member of the Caddo Culture Club in Binger.
“We have a special dance called the Turkey Dance that is one of our most cherished. We use the feathers of the wild turkey in our dances and regalia.”
The Caddo Culture Club has found itself short of turkey feathers for upcoming events.
“My usual sources around here just haven’t come through,” Cross said.
Cross is seeking the help of turkey hunters who may have feathers and fans they would donate to the tribe for its ceremonial dance.
“We need four or five turkey sets, wings and tails,” Cross said.
The Caddo Culture Club was established many years ago to preserve and teach the Caddo Indian culture and traditions.
Members of the club have appeared at powwows, universities, public schools, civic clubs, historical societies and museums throughout the United States to perform their dances.
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More information about the club can be found at www.caddocultureclub.com.