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What is the Sioux Indian Ghost Dance?

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Ross Pratt on September 2, 2018

The Ghost Dance was a near-Christian religious ceremony that if properly performed would bring the bison back, all dead warriors back and victory over the white invaders. More importantly, the Ghost Dance offered hope to a people whose spirit was eroding which is why it got banned by the whites. The whites needed to break the Indian spirit to control them, something they never truly accomplished. NOTE: it should also be noted that the "Ghost Dance" started with a Paiute named Wovoka who had allegedly had a vision from God. It was "synthesized" as was agreed to in each tribe; so that their meaning can change dependent on which tribe the reference is made.


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