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Battle of Wounded Knee

Battle of Wounded Knee  

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The last major confrontation (1890) between the US Army and American Indians, at the village of Wounded Knee on a reservation in South Dakota. More than 300 largely unarmed Sioux men, women, and ...
Native American Dance

Native American Dance  

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[This entry comprises nine articles to discuss dance traditions of indigenous peoples in various regions of North America and the scholarship of and writing about these practices:An ...
Nelson Appleton Miles

Nelson Appleton Miles  

(1839–1925) army officer, born in Westminster, Massachusetts. Miles was one of the most aggressive and effective fighters in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War and was later ...
Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull  

(c. 1831–90)Sioux chief. As the main chief of the Sioux peoples from about 1867, he resisted the US government order of 1875 forcibly resettling the Sioux on reservations; when the US army opened ...
Trance Dance

Trance Dance  

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An altered (or alternate) state of consciousness (ASC) is frequently associated with dance, particularly in the context of religious rituals. The result is often called trance dance. Gregory Bateson ...
Wovoka

Wovoka  

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(c. 1865–1932)A Native American (Paiute) prophet, who instigated the ghost dance, a millenarian movement in the late 19th century that promised beleaguered Native Americans redemption and freedom ...

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