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  • The Ghost Dance Essay

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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

  • The Religious Movement Of Nanissaanah And Ghost Dance

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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

  • 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

  • Analysis of Ghost Dances - Gcse Dance - Aqa - a* Standard

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    Ghost Dances In 1973, Christopher Bruce heard about the murders going on in the small villages and towns of Chile on the orders of the government; just to show off their power, and how they were not afraid to use it. Bruce found out as a result of a letter received from a widow of a Chilean folk singer who had been murdered. He was asked to do work for the Chilean Human Rights Committee. The dance first premiered in 1988, the costume designer being Belinda Scarlett and the music being by Incantation

  • The Ghost Dance Movement

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    Americans to transform the Natives’ culture and civilize them through white education and living on reservations. However, the Natives preserved their cultures, tribal identities, and even developed self-sustaining economic practices. First, The Ghost Dance Movement was a revival of Native beliefs that further helped them regain hope through religion. Specifically, it was a religion of the late 1880s and early 1890s that combined elements of Christianity and traditional Native American religion. It

  • History Of The Ghost Dance

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    The Ghost Dance was a sign of hope for the Native American that they truly believed in. The fact that many of them would dance till unconscious shows the determination and faith that the Native Americans had in the hope of being free once again. Not many citizens in this day and age have faith as strong as the Native Americans; which, can be quite disheartening at times. It is infuriating how the government treated civil, non-threatening, cooperative human beings known as Native Americans. In fact

  • Ghost Dance And The Prophecies Of The Indians

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    The American government felt threatened by the Ghost Dance and the prophecies that the Indians believed. F. Royer, a Pine Ridge Reservation agent sent a telegraph to Washington that said “Indians are dancing in the snow and are wild and crazy. We need protection and we need it now” (Elder). He wanted to leaders arrested and believed that their safety may be at risk. The government sent troops, but a former Indian agent advised the troops to leave as the he did not want trouble to come (Phillips)

  • Ghost Dance Religion Analysis

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    religious views have similarities that one can correlate to the Native Americans and their practices in the West during the 19th century. After reading two primary sources, James Mooney’s The Ghost Dance Religion (Porcupine’s Account of the Messiah in the Appendix) and Mrs. Z. A. Parker’s description of a Ghost Dance on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1890, it is logical to conclude that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the American Indians in the 1800s both were yearning for freedom

  • Ethnocentrism In The Ghost Dance War

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    culture is forced upon American Indians. While some resist and this makes them cling even tighter to their native culture, others seem to be persuaded by these influences. In particular, there are solid references to this in both Ohiyesa’s “The Ghost Dance War” as well as in Mary Rowlandson’s capture narrative, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God. However, both texts seem to have a different opinion on those American Indians who become ‘westernized’, be it through cultural convention or through religious

  • Dress And On The Floor Of The Dress

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    dress and on two points of in the center of the upper section of the dresses. The entire dress is decorated with motifs of five-pointed stars, birds, a turtle, a Maltese cross, and a turtle. The upper section of the dress is decorated with equally spaced white five-pointed stars that are all outlined by a light shade of orange to help distinguish them against the blue background. In the very center of the section is a simplified, red, human figure dressed in a long robe and wielding a curved object