Videos of the Stomp Dance in Central America, Colombia and Peru
Various forms of the Stomp Dance are traditional to the indigenous peoples of Chiapas Highlands southward to eastern Peru. As far as I have been able to determine, the Itza Mayas were the most northerly people, who danced it. That means that for the dance to be endemic among ancestors of the Creeks and Seminoles in the Lower Southeastern United States, it had to arrive via “Close Encounters of a Third Kind ” . . . i.e. water transportation.
The Irreverent Observations of Bubba Mythbuster
Season One – Episode 11
In many of the cultures, women are the dance leaders. In most cultures, both the men and women wear rattles on their ankles. There is really no need for me to write anything else. The videos speak for themselves. Be amazed.
Oh . . . I forgot to mention something. One of the groups performing in a video are from the province of Chiriqui or Cherique (pronounced Cherikee) in Panama. Is there a connection?
Muskogean percussion bands would have sounded very similar to this group.
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