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    The Ghost Dance All Indians must dance, everywhere, keep on dancing. Pretty soon in next spring Great Spirit come. He bring back all game of every kind…all dead Indians come back and live again. They all be strong just like young men, be young again. Old blind Indian see again and get young and have fine time. When Great Spirit comes this way, than all the Indians go to mountains, high up away from whites. Whites can't hurt Indians then. Then while Indians way up high, big flood like water and

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    Ghost Dance Rituals

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    The Ghost Dance was a religious circle dance that’s meant “to bring hope” for the Indigenous people. They needed something to believe in because of the horrible conditions they were living in (poverty, hunger, and diseases) so they put their trust into Ghost dancing. It was said that performing the Ghost Dance ceremony would bring back their dead ancestors, return their plentiful buffalo herds and most importantly, eliminate the European settlers (Kerstetter, n.d.). The feeling of desolation spreading

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    Nanissáanah was the religious movement that many Native Americans tribes participated in during the 1890s. It’s most commonly known as Ghost Dance. It had its beginnings around Nevada in 1870 but would later reemerged by the masses of different tribes towards the late 1880s. The dance, if done properly was to reunite the living with spirits of the dead. The spirits would fight to help their brothers and sisters regain their land and prosperity from white men who thought that the land was theirs to

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    The Ghost Dance: Intention vs. Result

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    The Ghost Dance: Intention vs. Result I. Introduction The Ghost Dance was a tradition that originated in the late 1800’s, this dance was a spiritual movement performed by Native Americans on reservations who were in search of hope in a time of need; however the results weren’t what they expected. II. Body 1.) What is the Ghost Dance? A.) The ghost dance was originated by a Northern Paiute Indian named Wovoka (Jack Wilson in English), who insisted they were sent to earth to prepare Indians for their

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    The song I have chosen for this assignment is titled “Sitting Bull’s Ghost Dance”. There are many different variations of the Ghost Dance, as it is technically a Native American musical style (Bruno). The version I am analyzing exists as a reenactment, meant to accurately depict the Sioux tribe performing the song and dance. It is featured in the TV film “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” (Siting Bull’s Ghost Dance). The song carries a lot of meaning for many Native American tribes and it also has

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    The Ghost Dance was a religion or movement that combined Christianity and traditional Indian religion elements that served as a nonviolent form of resistance for Indians in the late nineteenth century. At the time, conditions were bad on Indian reservations and Native Americans needed something to give them hope or something to look forward too. So they created and turned to the Ghost Dance. The Ghost Dance movement all began with a dream in 1889 by a Paiute shaman named Wovoka. In his

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    The evolution of a new religion, the Ghost Dance, was a reaction to the Indians being forced to submit to white men government and reservation life.The Ghost Dance religion promised salvation in the coming years during which time the earth would be destroyed, only to be recreated with the Indians as the inheritors of the new earth. The ghost dance outcome Throughout 1890’s, the U.S. government worried about the growing influence at reservations of the Ghost Dance spiritual movement. Many Sioux believed

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    Native American Ghost Dance Ghost Dance was a Gathering of tribes to trade things and tell people about their religion, how to hunt, beliefs, and to exchange stuff. Some of the Natives Gathered at Wounded Knee Creek where about 300 Natives were shot down by the Seventh Cavalry. How the Ghost Dance started was by a man named Wovoka who had a vision that “the the earth would be covered with tons of new dirt, which would bury all the white people and get rid of them forever.¹” and the “fears were realized

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    The motivating question for this article is what the ghost dance religion is and how did it get started? The ghost dance was applied to the Jack Wilson religion, because the prophet foresaw the resurrection of the recently dead with the hope of renewal for the Earth. The ghost dance religion started out as a congregation who followed Jack Wilson around in his last days, as the people moved in harmony in dance around the path of the sun, leftward, so they live and work in harmony with everyone- men

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    The Ghost Dance & Cargo Cults The Ghost Dance of the Plains Indians and the Melanesian Cargo Cult are both Revitalization Movements. Each of these movements has sprung up due to contact with the broader, outside world. Inevitably, contact with groups of people you didn’t realize existed creates immediate challenges, questions and inspires novel thought. There are several different types of revitalization movements, and each of these respective ones falls under the branch of a specific kind. The

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