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    The Ghost Dance

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    The Ghost Dance The Ghost Dance was a very important custom performed by many Indians during the 1880’s through the 1890’s. During the 1890’s, the Indian civilization started to die. The Ghost Dance was a dance that tried to bring back the dead and bring back the ways of the Indians. During those times the Indians were having a hard time dealing with all of the white men. The white men were trying to push the Indians out of their land. In these times, the white man had basic control over the reservation

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    The Ghost Dance

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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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    The Ghost Dance

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    The Ghost Dance In January 1889, Wavoka, a Paiute Indian, had a revelation during a total eclipse of the sun. It was the genesis of a religious movement that would become known as the Ghost Dance. It was this dance that the Indians believed would reunite them with friends and relatives in the ghost world. The legend states that after prayer and ceremony, the earth would shatter and let forth a great flood that would drown all the whites and enemy Indians, leaving the earth untouched and as it was

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    The Ghost Dance began in 1888 with a with a holy man called Wovoka who received a message during a solar eclipse that a messiah would come and the world will be free of white man. The Indians could then return to their lands and Wovoka new that all this would happen during the spring of 1891. He and his followers meditated and had visions and then chanted and performed which became as the known “Ghost Dance.” The ghost dance soon began to spread all throughout the rest of the south and west

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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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    still did not give up in the fight to regain their homeland and everything else that was taken from them. One Indian tribe, the Sioux, began what they called the Ghost Dance. They would perform this ritual, a dance including music and singing, until they fell from exhaustion. They believed that practicing the Ghost dance would do three things: Bring back the Buffalo, make the whit men disappear, and bring back their dead ancestors (America’s Historical Newspapers “Wounded Knee Massacre”)

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    become citizens and giving them an allotment of land to farm or graze livestock on (Murrin 628). This breaking up of the different tribes’ social structure was just one of the many causes which led to the spiritual movement known as the Ghost Dance (or Lakota Ghost Dance) that swept across what remained of the Native American people in their various reservations. Other reasons for the Indian’s dysphoria at this time in their history included: lack of hunting, decease of the buffalo, forced abandonment

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    Analysis Of Ghost Dances

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    uses the medium of dance to take the political unrest of South America to a higher level. The idea of Ghost Dances came about as a result of a letter he received from a widow of a famous Chilean folk singer who had been murdered. Bruce was inspired by the political unrest in South America, the events that occurred in Chile during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in 1973 General Pinochet caused tragedy through the torturing and suffering of innocent people to gain power (Ghost-dances.wikispaces.com

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    Ghost Dances, by Christopher Bruce

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    The work ‘Ghost Dances’ by Christopher Bruce was viewed on 26th August, 2011 to the Year 12 Dance class. The individual interpretation of the social/political or world issue/ comment the piece is attempting to make. Using direct examples from the performance, the use the choreographer has made of the movement and the non-movement components have been identified. Also the effectiveness of this piece has been evaluated. After Christopher Bruce received a letter from a widow of a Chilean folk singer

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    Ghost Dance Essay

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    The purpose of the Ghost Dance is to connect the living with the dead to bring well-being to the living, but Americans took the dance as preparation for revenge against the government and the people living on their former lands (Thornton 146). This paranoia is not unwarranted, though. The Americans did so much to deserve a Native American uprising, that it would be natural for the Natives to seek revenge. Similarly, the Native Americans were also wary of revenge against them in response to the

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