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  • 2 or more singers, usually about 6-10, in the middle, water drum and horn rattles
  • The Iroquois Society is matrilineal, and this dance is meant to get the women dancing with their relations on their father's side of the family
  • Format is basically the same as with Moccasin Dance
  • The women lead the dance by first standing in single file and singing the lead songs with the men, at a higher pitch
  • When the beat changes, the women go to the men's side and pick a partner who is their relative on their father's side of the family
  • The women dance in the two step shuffle style and the men dance in the fish step style.
  • When the beat changes in the song, then the men and women switch places


To hear samples of Cousin's Dance in MP3 format, click the following.

Song 1
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