Dance which Personified the Pleiades

Dance which Personified the Pleaides

The Blackfeet, Iroquois, and others regulated their most important feasts by these stars. Seven Ma-tie warriors for the meeting of all the clans performed a dance which personified the Pleiades. Each star originally was a bird, a Crow, Partridge, Owl, Eagle, Crane, the Yellow or Golden Bird, called the Pokina, who was Chief Bird or Leader. http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/discc.html