The Skicoak Indian Dancers
 
The Skicoak Indian Dancers began in 1953 as Boy Scout Troop 301 who specialized in Indian Craft.  Troop 301 evolved into Explorer Post 305 and continued dancing and other Indian Craft.
 
The Original Troop 301 - The Skicoak Indian Dancers
Chief Thundercloud - Center
 
 
The Original Troop 301 - The Skicoak Indian Dancers
 
The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and all across the Tidewater Area.
 
 
The Skicoak Indian Dancers during an exhibition at the Norfolk City Park.  The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
The Skicoak Indian Dancers who performed in the Native American Dance Exhibition in Norfolk City Park pictured above. Ray Rollman is on the right.
 
One of the Skicoak Indian Dancers in costume. Note the center of the arm bustle.  This is the "Totem" that each brave was required to learn.
 
 
The Skicoak Indian Dancers dance the Snake Dance at Frontier City in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  These snakes were live Bull Snakes, Black Snakes, and King Snakes and were housed and fed in the terraiums in the Mandan Exhibit in the Indian Village of Frontier City.  The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Native American dances hourly each day at Frontier City in Virginia Beach, Virginia as they had performed in the dance pageants and exhibitions many times throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach and the Greater Tidewater Area the the 1950's and 1960's. Mike Stillo, Dennis A. Teasley, and Ray Rollman were three of the Skicoak Indian Dancers who performed the Snake Dance.
 
The sisters of the Skicoak Indian Dancers have joined in this pageant as they did in many pageants as "squaws" and were members of Boy Scout Troop 301 and later Explorer Post 305 and The Skicoak Indian Dancers.  Sisters and Mothers of the boys played an active and important role in the troop and post and the exhibitions of The Skicoak Indian Dancers. L. Douglas Waldorf, as "Chief Thundercould" is flanked by his two oldest daughters - "Wawoyaka"-meaning Storyteller (Jean Waldorf Black) on the left and "Wakea"-meaning One Who Shoots (Debra Waldorf Norris) on the right. 
 
"Chief Thundercloud," L. Douglas Waldorf, teaches some of the Skicoak Indian Dancers about arrow making.  Chief Thundercloud is second from left.  Seated next to "Chief Thundercloud" (Third from left) is "Chosatonga" - meaning Little Big Man in Sioux-Lakota (Ivan Roderick Waldorf), Chief Thundercloud's oldest son.  (Rod Waldorf was given this name by his father, Doug Waldorf, in the 1950's, years before the famous movie "Little Big Man" starring Dustim Hoffman was made.)  Seated on the right is "Gwen Spotted Fawn".
 
"Chief Thundercloud" (L. Douglas Waldorf) is teaching some of the Skicoak Indian Dancers about using a bow and arrows.  Chief Thundercloud is standing at left, seated are "Chosatonga"-meaning Little Big Man (Ivan Roderick Waldorf) and "Gwen Spotted Fawn".
 
"Chibbiabous"- meaning "Man of Fire"(Mike Stillo), one of the Skicoak Indian Dancers performed the "Flaming Hoop Dance", assisted by Betty White Dove (Betty Counts Cornwell) during the nightly rodeo held at Frontier City in Virginia Beach, Virginia. "Chibbiabous" and Betty White Dove performed the "Flaming Hoop Dance" in many pageants and exhibitions throughout Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area. Ray Rollman also performed the Flaming Hoop Dance.
 
The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed authentic Native American dances at Frontier City in Virginia Beach, Virginia.   Ray Rollman, Dennis A. Teasley, and Mike Stillo were three of the Skicoak Indian Dancers who performed the Snake Dance.
 
 
 
 The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
 
 The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
 The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
 The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
 
 The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
 
 The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.
 
One of the Skicoak Indian Dancers performs the Eagle Dance. The Skicoak Indian Dancers performed Authentic Native American Dances through out Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia and the Greater Tidewater Area in the 1950's and 1960's.  This photo is most probably Dennis A. Teasley who specialized in dancing the Eagle Dance.
 
A retired linen service truck was purchased to transport all the costumes, tipi's, drums, and other gear for the Skicoak Indian Dancers for camping trips, and dance pageants and exhibitions.  The "Totem" required to be learned by the "Braves" is painted on the back door.
 
L. Douglas Waldorf and the Skicoak Indian Dancers were employed in the making of the award winning motion picture, "Jamestown, the Start of a Nation".   In this scene from the award winning motion picture, "Jamestown, the Start of a Nation", the Englishmen are not welcomed by the people of Powatan in 1607 as they had been in 1584 by the people of Roanoak
To find out why "the most kind and loving people" had turned so unfriendly, purchase the upcoming DVD of "American's true beginning" featuring the history of the English expedition to Roanoke Island in 1584 and the events over the next few years that caused the unfriendly reception pictured here in 1607 at Jamestown. 
 
 
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