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- DescriptionThe religious fervor kwn as the Ghost Dance movement was precipitated by the prophecies and teachings of a rthern Paiute Indian named Wovoka (Jack Wilson). During a solar eclipse on New Year's Day, 1889, Wovoka experienced a revelation that promised harmony, rebirth, and freedom for Native Americans through the repeated performance of the traditional Ghost Dance. In 1890 his message spread rapidly among tribes, developing an intensity that alarmed the federal government and ended in tragedy at Wounded Knee. While the Ghost Dance phemen is well kwn, never before has its founder received such full and authoritative treatment. Indispensable for understanding the prophet behind the messianic movement, Wovoka and the Ghost Dance addresses for the first time basic questions about his message and This expanded edition includes a new chapter and appendices covering sources on Wovoka discovered since the first edition, as well as a supplemental bibliography.
- Author BiographyMichael Hittman is the author of Corbett Mack: The Life of a Northern Paiute (Nebraska 1996). He is chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.
- Author(s)Michael Hittman
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1997
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content NoteIllus., map.
- Weight522 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byDon Lynch
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Expanded edition
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