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Buffalo Dance (1894)

Three Sioux Indians perform a 'buffalo dance', while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance.

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Hair Coat ... Himself (uncredited)
Parts His Hair ... Himself (uncredited)
Last Horse ... Himself (uncredited)
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Two drummers are seated near the back edge of a small wooden stage behind three warriors in full costumes. As the musicians play and chant, the three men dance, always moving their feet, in a counterclockwise circle. They often look at the camera, seeming to seek the spotlight. The each wear feathers in their headband and two wear decorative tails. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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24 September 1894 (USA)  »

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Buffalo indiánok tánca  »

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One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the Library of Congress (the Gordon Hendricks collection), has a running time of 16 seconds and an added piano score. See more »

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Nice History
19 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Buffalo Dance (1894)

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Another interesting piece of history, this Edison short runs just fifteen-seconds but it's very entertaining. We see three Indians doing a "buffalo dance", which was a ritual they'd do as part of the "Buffalo Bill Wild West Show". I'm sure fans back in the day got a great kick (and laughter) out of seeing this but the movie remains interesting today just as a part of history. It's great seeing an actual show of what people back in the day were watching and with that in mind, this is the main reason why I love watching these older films. Those expecting some ground breaking action will be disappointed but silent film buffs will be entertained.


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