2012-2013 Dance and Ceremony Team
Keeper of the Sacred Bundle
Signified by yellow paint on the tips of the claws, Keepers are charged with maintaining the customs and traditions of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Signified by blue paint on the tips of the claws. Runners are charged with the supervision and care of Foxmen throughout their period of testing. The Runner paint station is one of the most coveted positions in the Tribe, but one which requires a great deal of maturity and sound judgment.
Signified by green paint on the tips of the claws. Tom-Tom Beaters perform the chants and beat the drums for all campfires and ceremonials. They are charged with the care of and responsibility for the Tribal drums.
Signified by orange paint on the tips of the claws. Firebuilders gather wood, construct and maintain all fires for ceremonials, campfires, and on other specified occasions. Assignments for Firebuilders are made at the beginning of each camping session. Each Firebuilder must construct a tom-tom beater which meets specifications established by the Tribal Council.
The second rank of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Warrior, is conferred upon a Brave under the age of 21 who has completed the requirements for advancement and who returns for a full session of camp. A Hard-way Warrior wears two claws, pointing upward.
The first rank bestowed upon boy members after successful completion of their testing. Braves wear a single claw on their lanyards and may wear only dance coup. A Brave is expected to construct a costume, participate in Tribal activities and complete the specific requirements for advancement to Warrior.
Order of the Arrow Members
Some of the members of the dance team in our Troop are not in Mic-O-Say, but participate in the dances and ceremonies. These members are all part of the local Order of the Arrow chapter.
Troop 451 OA Representative
The Tribal Council is made up of Sachems and Medicine Men. Membership on the Tribal Council is signified by white paint on the tips of the claws. The Tribal Council is responsible for conducting the many Tribal Ceremonies and has the ultimate responsibility and authority for Tribal membership. Most of all, the Tribal Council is responsible for preserving the ideals and strengths of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Sachem Big Iron Wheel
Sachem Big Strikes Thunder
Sachem Big Spirit Mist
The rank bestowed upon an adult leader, 18 years of age or older, upon completion of the induction process. Honorary Warriors are encouraged to build a costume and participate in Tribal activities. They are not eligible for paint elevations. An Honorary Warrior may be selected for membership on the Tribal Council or Council of Chieftains. Honorary Warriors wear two claws mounted in a downward crescent.
Honorary Warrior Battle Run
Honorary Warrior Straight Thought
Honorary Warrior Three Lakes
Honorary Warrior Looks to Stars
Honorary Warrior War Flight
Honorary Warrior Diving Eye
Honorary Warrior Big Red Belt
Honorary Warrior Protecting Falcon
Honorary Warrior Village Blade
Honorary Warrior Leads with Arrow
Honorary Warrior Looks to the Past
Honorary Warrior American Eagle
Honorary Warrior Star Net
Honorary Warrior Sings with Pipe
Honorary Warrior Fights with Hawk
Honorary Woman Tawicu Keeps Flight
Honorary Warrior Sun Belt
Honorary Woman Medicine Path
Honorary Warrior Looks to Water
Honorary Warrior Big Wild Dream
Honorary Warrior Three Battles
Honorary Warrior Paints with Words
Honorary Warrior Big Proud Flight