In part 1 the bulk of the data dealt with the Ghost Dance proper. However, among the Shasta and Klamath reference was made to the Earth Lodge cult, which came from north-central California in 1872. The material from western Oregon deals primarily with this second movement, which very early overlaid and obscured the Ghost Dance. On Siletz and Grand Ronde reservations the Earth Lodge cult is known as the Warm House Dance, but that term has been retained only in the quoted statements of informants. In addition, a separate section of this part of the study has been devoted to the somewhat later off- shoot of the Earth Lodge cult called Thompson's Warm House Dance.
Due to the reservation system of Oregon, intertribal contacts during the last half of the nineteenth century were even more marked than in California. Also, the ethnography is less well known. As a result there are many dances whose possible connection with the Earth Lodge cult can- not be determined. From 1870 to 1890, many dances of a predominantly lay nature were exchanged between the small bands of Indians scattered up and down the coast. This mass of fragmentary material remains to be ordered. It can be achieved only after a more thorough knowledge of the region has been painstakingly extracted from the few able informants left. However, those dances that have been most obviously connected with the Earth Lodge cult have probably been noted. I should like to express my gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. Melville Jacobs, who most generously placed at my disposal their knowledge of this difficult area and who furnished me with much specific material.
The material on the Ghost Dance proper in Oregon is exceedingly frag- mentary. I doubt if it could have been obtained without direct questioning on the basis of clues gotten from previous work in northernmost Califor- nia, particularly among the Klamath, Shasta, and Tolowa.