From the editor.
This issue has plenty of reading for those of you on the road to your next dance. Thank you to David Sager of Mississauga, Ontario for another analysis of moccasins in the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. I am also pleased and thankful to Dr. Shiloh Parresol of Fairview, North Carolina for his article on Cherokee hymns and language. Shiloh first presented this topic as a Humanities Scholar for the Louisiana Indian Heritage Association in 2006. His article is illustrated by Cherokee artist Dorothy Sullivan. Thank you Dorothy.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas provides the photographs and descriptions for this issue's Glimpses. This is a small part of the exhibition at the museum from September 15, 2007 to January 6, 2008. Another beautiful exhibition from March 24, 2007 to January 2, 2008 at the National Museum of the American Indian is reviewed by staff writer Richard Green along with examples of the dresses on exhibit. Thanks Richard.
This issue's CraftCorner is a simple project for the ladies on making a feather hair clip thanks to Loren Woerpel of Escanaba, Michigan. Continuing on the craft side of this issue is a look at the history of the term "lazy stitch" by first time contributor Joe Rosenthal of El Ceritto, California. Thanks Joe.
Staff writer Dana LaQuay provides a look at the evolution of the fancy dance outfit with photos from 1932 to the present. Thank you Dana and Thank you to staff photographers Craig Jones and Brian Fraker for their photos of this exciting dance style and beautiful outfits.
Thank you to our music and book reviewers in this issue. And, as always, Thank you to long time contributor Terry Robinson for this issue's Powwowing cartoon and to cartoonist Tim Davis for his amusing cartoon on page 38.
And a final Thank you to all of our readers, advertisers, distributors, writers, and staff for allowing me to present the very best in craft