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62                 INDIAN GAMES AND DANCES
branches at the foot of the pole, leaving a mound of green on the widespreading plain.
If boys and girls take part, as they should, in this ceremony, let the girls form the inner circle and the boys the outer circle as they dance about the tree in true Omaha fashion.
In real Indian life every vocation has its accompani­ment of song, no matter how homely may be the employ­ment. So, keeping faith with that ancient American custom, let the camp be put in order after the ceremony while all sing the following song, which may be called the
Clearing Up:
Song No. 5
This scene, in which all should take part, can be made merry as well as useful.
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