There is a close similarity of story line to the Southern Straight Dance - that of a war party recounting its feat for the tribe. The interest is heightened by the use of a long "coup stick" and the motion of the feather bustle.
A much slower tempo allows the dancer to convey his emotions in singular fashion. He always
faces the enemy, never turning a complete circle. Faces are painted in a way designed to
intimidate the imaginary opponent with the fierceness of the brave. The dancer will mimic each element
which makes up his regalia.