The Hasinai Society hosts weekly classes that focus on Caddo music and dance. Jimmy Reeder teaches our young men to sing many of our songs, including the Turkey Dance, Drum Dance, Bell Dance, Fish Dance, Bear Dance, Duck Dance, Quapaw Dance, and Corn Dance, among others. Meanwhile, Shirley Gouge and Shelby Howery instruct the participants in performing the corresponding dances. Most recently, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts awarded the Hasinai Society a grant to help resurrect the Raccoon Dance. Though some tribal elders remember the choreography or the words to a few Raccoon Dance songs, no one has performed this dance in many years. The Hasinai Society hopes to change this and to bring the Raccoon Dance back into the repertoire of Caddo social dances.
Hasinai Youth Color Guard
The Hasinai Youth Color Guard has taken care of the flags for events all over Oklahoma, including the Kiowa-Apache Black Feet Ceremonials and the Clinton Youth Powwow. The Color Guard has also marched in the American Indian Exposition parades in Anadarko.