September 2004
Religion Book;2004, p235
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Information about the Paiute Ghost Dance, an Indian dance movement of the late 19th century is presented. It represents the vision of Paiute prophet named Wovoka who saw a new age that marked the return of buffalo and the return of Indian ancestors. It shows dancers that fall to the ground, perhaps speaking tongues and describe the visions of a better tomorrow. They wore sacred shirts which they thought would protect them against bullets if they were attacked.


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