TITLE

WOVOKA (JACK WILSON)

AUTHOR(S)
Hittman, Michael
PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Encyclopedia of North American Indians (Houghton Mifflin);1996, p700
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Wovoka (Jack Wilson), Northern Paiute founder of the 1890 Ghost Dance movement, allegedly spent his entire life in the Smith and Mason Valleys of western Nevada. Despite this, the reverberations from his Ghost Dance religion were allegedly felt throughout the Indian world of the late nineteenth century. According to contemporary sources, Wovoka was sick with fever when, while cutting wood in the Pine Grove Hills during the solar eclipse of January 1, 1889, he allegedly received his Great Revelation.
ACCESSION #
12594156

 

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