Sioux Ghost Dance

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Sioux Ghost Dance

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Sioux Ghost Dance

Release Date: September 23, 1894

Year    :   1894
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Edison Manufacturing Company
Director    :   William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
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RunTime    :   1 mins.

From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Buffalo dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and represent the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera.

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