The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

Synopsis

Responding to the rapid spread of the Ghost Dance among tribes of the western United States in the early 1890s, James Mooney set out to describe and understand the phenomenon. He visited Wovoka, the Ghost Dance prophet, at his home in Nevada and traced the progress of the Ghost Dance from place to place, describing the ritual and recording the distinctive song lyrics of seven separate tribes.
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