2012-2013 Dance and Ceremony Team


Youth Members

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.


Seeks Much Fire

Tom-Tom Beater

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.


Least Strikes Thunder

Little Eagle Flight

Little Looks to Past

Little Straight Thought

Lives with Honor

Seeks Flight


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.


Buckskin Hand

Little Guards Falcon

Little Medicine Path

Little Paints with Words

Little Shoots to Sky

Little Story Soldier

Orange Colt

Red Belt

Hardway Warrior

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.


Feeds with Fire

Fierce Horn

Hidden Force

Least Sun Belt

Little Iron Wheel

Little Star Net

Little Three Battles

Little Three Lakes

Painted Song

Paints with Hands

Proud Flight

Quick Night

Runs with Thought

Seeks the Past

Sees More Battles

Standing Dog

Stone Chief

Wild Dream


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.


Alone with Fire

Cherokee Fire

Eastern Song

First Fox

Hunts with Eagle

Little Battle Run

Little Rifle Smoke

Medicine Axe

Midnight Sky

Proud Colt

Southern Sun

Speaks His Name

Stands with Eagle

Stone Finch

Throws Flame

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

Adult Members

Tribal Council

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.


Richard Covington
Sachem Big Iron Wheel

Terry Goodnight
Sachem Big Strikes Thunder

Gary Lueking
Sachem Big Spirit Mist

Honorary Warrior/Woman

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.


Roger Bach
Honorary Warrior Battle Run

Harshal Dave
Honorary Warrior Straight Thought

Mark DiCiaccio
Honorary Warrior Three Lakes

Donny Dierschke
Honorary Warrior Looks to Stars

David Gonzalez
Honorary Warrior War Flight

Kevin Hollenshead
Honorary Warrior Diving Eye

Mike Kay
Honorary Warrior Big Red Belt

Jim Koonce
Honorary Warrior Protecting Falcon

Steve Kral
Honorary Warrior Village Blade

Mark Lampe
Honorary Warrior Leads with Arrow

Patrick Martin
Honorary Warrior Looks to the Past

Kevin McClellan
Honorary Warrior American Eagle

Gary McKinley
Honorary Warrior Star Net

Tom Moore
Honorary Warrior Sings with Pipe

Ken Mussmann
Honorary Warrior Fights with Hawk

Tracy Pederson
Honorary Woman Tawicu Keeps Flight

Scott Perry
Honorary Warrior Sun Belt

Judy Reinick
Honorary Woman Medicine Path

Joe Taylor
Honorary Warrior Looks to Water

Art Troiani
Honorary Warrior Big Wild Dream

Michael Tuggle
Honorary Warrior Three Battles

Jim Verdi
Honorary Warrior Paints with Words

Paul Williams
Honorary Warrior Big Proud Flight

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.