The Ghost Dance Movements of 1868-72 and 1888-91 have fascinated historians, sociologists, and anthropologists since the time they first occurred. Embraced by American Indians of the Plains, Great Basin, and the Northwest Plateau, the Ghost Dance promised that all dead families and friends would return, the white men would disappear, and buffalo and other game would again roam the earth. Its effect united many hitherto scattered tribes. Materials concerning the Ghost Dance movements are available from many sources, among them the Indians, the military, settlers, newspaper reporters, and historians. Osterreich has collected and annotated a selection of this material. Included are most of the major works on the Ghost Dance and its attendant features.
Category: Social Science
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