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Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)

Not Rated | | Short | 24 September 1894 (USA)
A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance".
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A group of Sioux Indians from Buffalo Bill's Wild West exhibition demonstrates a dance called a "ghost dance". The group includes both adults and youths. They all begin by facing the camera, but then each of them assumes the appropriate position for the dance. Written by Snow Leopard

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The first filming of Native-Americans
7 July 2014 | by kobe1413See all my reviews

The world's first filmmakers William Heise and W.K.L. Dickson film members of Buffalo Bill Cody's traveling performers. These Native-Americans do a small portion of what is supposed to be a Sioux Ghost Dance.

The group is crowded on stage, with both children and adults doing the dance. There is no word as whether this is an authentic dance from actual Sioux culture or if it is an invention by Cody to fill seats at his shows. Not much is actually shown in the short clip, but it is the first known representation of Native-Americans, real or otherwise, in cinema, so it is noteworthy for that alone.


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24 September 1894 (USA) See more »

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Пляска духа племени сиу See more »

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Orange, New Jersey, USA

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