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The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

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The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890 by James Mooney
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Responding to the rapid spread of the Ghost Dance among tribes of the western USA in the early 1890s, James Mooney set out to describe and understand the phenomenon. He visited Wovoka, the Ghost-Dance prophet, at his home in Nevada and traced the progress of the Ghost Dance from place to place, describing the ritual and recording the distinctive song lyrics of seven separate tribes. His book on the subject, first published in 1896, includes cultural and historical introductions to each tribal group and depicts the Ghost Dance among the Sioux, the fears it raised of an Indian outbreak, and the military occupation of the Sioux reservations culminating in the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Seeking to demonstrate that the Ghost Dance was a legitimate religious movement, Mooney prefaced his study with a survey of comparable millenarian movements among other American Indian groups.

Author Biography

Raymond J. DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute and a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, has edited James R. Walker's Lakota Society (1982) andThe Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (1984), both published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1991
Author
Contributor
Introduction by Raymond J. DeMallie
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illus., maps
Imprint
University of Nebraska Press
Pages
483
Dimensions
178x254x29
ISBN-13
9780803281776
Product ID
1822334

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