First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, titles stamped in white on the spine, xv [blank], 416 pp., foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, afterword, appendix, bibliography, index. Foreword by Raymond J. DeMallie. The inception of the Ghost Dance religion in 1890 marked a critical moment in Lakota history. Yet, because this movement alarmed government officials, culminating in the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee of 250 Lakota men, women, and children, historical accounts have most often described the Ghost Dance from the perspective of the white Americans who opposed it. The author instead gives Lakotas a sounding board, imparting the multiplicity of Lakota voices on the Ghost Dance at that time. This book stresses the Ghost Dance’s peaceful nature and reveals the breadth of Lakota views on the subject rather than the military or political movement that it was blindly seen as. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
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