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    Ghost Dance Massacre

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    Nobody knows how the battle really started or who shot the first bullet because the us army tried to disarm a deaf person but we do know that this is a very important battle in native american history. We don't know why they thought that Sitting Bull was leading the ghost dance or even why they invaded our camp. We had to fight back but we couldn't do anything to stop them after they were in before we knew it. Sitting Bull had died a few weeks before the incident but that wasn’t gonna stop the dance. The massacre of Wounded Knee, also so called “The Ghost Dance” War happened because the U.S.felt threatened of all of these indians doing something that they didn’t understand or know what it melt. They can’t be blamed because how would they…

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    Question 1: Christopher Bruce - Ghost Dances Christopher Bruce, being an avid dancer for the majority of his life, also emerged as a choreographer and an artistic director. When Christopher Bruce was a young boy, his legs were damaged by polio. His father encouraged him to dance at the Benson Stage Academy, where he learnt various dance styles, including ballet, tap and acrobatic dance. At the age of 18 years old, Bruce was accepted into the Rambert School Academy of dance where he…

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    The Ghost Dance Religion

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    The Ghost Dance is a Native American religion that was instituted in the nineteenth century by a member of the Paiute tribe , Wovoka (Bowker , The Columbia Encyclopedia). The Ghost Dance Religion itself was a ritual for a peaceful end of the Western expansion and the Native Americans to get their land back . The actual dance ritual only lasted five days (each night of each day except for on the last day it was from the night until morning) (The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions).…

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    Ghost Dance History

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    (15) 19 September 2016 ‘The Ghost Dance’ It is true to say that different communities in the world became rebellious to the European civilization especially on religious matters. In this case, also the Indians in Western America had to have a rebellious cult that would enlighten their struggle from the hands of the European invader. The Indians of America and mostly from Western Great Basin hence began a cult that was known as ‘the ghost dance’ or Natdia in native America (Weiser). The ghost…

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    Ghost Dance Research Paper

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    Thinking back in American history, the most notable Native American event is the Trail of Tears. This event, for obvious reasons, is taught in every school and known by every American. Because of the cruel acts during this famous event, it is easy to single this one out and forget about many others. One of the major Native American events that is forgotten is the Ghost Dance of 1890. Like the Trail of Tears, the Ghost Dance effected the lives of the Native Americans; and by the end, a large…

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    The schools did put the language of English into their minds allowed many Native Americans to have a way to communicate with one another, even though they came from different backgrounds. Pan-Indianism, a concept that Native Americans have a general associating factor of cultural identity, that allow them to identify with one another. This generates back to the general loss of identity in Native Americans, which many have found in The Ghost Dance religion, since much of Indian culture is…

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    President Harrison’s government promulgated a new Indian policy that came with some radical changes. It declared that families were to live on 320-acre individual allotments instead of residing in multifamily camps or villages; they were to support themselves by agriculture and instructed by Euro-American Farmers; and lastly, children were to be sent to boarding schools. The boarding school's primary purpose was to cut off the children from their Indian heritage and make them speak English in…

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    he understandings of the Ghost Dance from Native American and European American perspectives’ were quite different. European Americans saw the dance not as a peaceful effort for Native Americans to restore their old ways through a religious vision, but as a way to rebel and provoke warfare. They saw the Native Americans as savages and wanted the Ghost Dance to stop. The Ghost Dance was a millenarian movement, and Native Americans danced in hope for those who had died to return. They believed…

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    I have heard a lot was taken out of content in this book, like the Ghost Dance had been brought to the Lakota through the teachings of a Paiute medicine man known as Wovoka. It taught that the buffalo herds would soon return, and the Lakota would return to their days of power. The Lakota had seen much death among their people and one of the most interesting aspects of the Ghost Dance was that the members would see their deceased loved ones once more. The Ghost Dance religious belief was not one…

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    Sitting Bull Thesis

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    became a member of the Midnight Strong Heart society, which was an elite group of worthy warriors. He did so by showing true bravery and power against the enemies. Sitting Bull’s struggles with the expansion of the American nation is what shaped his life. His skills and the respect he had earned from his people helped him become chief of the entire Lakota nation (Sitting Bull). Chief Sitting Bull had fought a great deal of battles in his time on earth but it wasn’t in a regular old battle where…

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