The Jingle Dance got its name from the metal cones attached to the dress of the Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota. Legend has it that the dress was created to fight the influenza epidemic of the late teens of the twentieth century. The metal cones, made from tobacco tins, made a mystical sound as the girl would dance. In 1921, the Federal Government banned traditional dancing in American Indian Communities, probably because they felt it interfered with absorption into the American culture.  Maybe they feared that this dance would have a similar effect as the Ghost Dance had at Wounded Knee. So much for religious freedom.

Anyway, we did this version (sans jingles) for an AICF spot, blending the American Indian Community with the urban environment that has tried desperately to destroy American Indian Culture.