This game is widely played among the Indian tribes, particularly
by the boys, and also by the girls. The Leader improvises the steps
and the movements, which all who follow must repeat and keep time
to the song. The song here given is traditional in the Omaha tribe.
It has been handed down from one generation of young folk to anotherfor
how many, "nobody knows."
A Leader is chosen, and all who join in the game must
go where he goes, dance as he dances, move the arms, hands and feet
as he does. The skipping and dancing must be in exact time with
the song that all must sing. The game gives opportunity for fancy
steps, winding, intricate figures, "cutting capers" and
Follow my Leader where'er he goes;
What he'll do next, nobody knows.