Ghost Dance

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The Ghost Dance was an anti-colonial movement founded by the Paiute religious leader Wovoka. Participants did a simple dance while wearing a shirt to protect themselves from gunfire. The Ghost Dance promised to remove settlers from society and bring back the buffalo. It became popular among the Lakota in 1890.[1]

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  1. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2014). An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States: '"Indian Country"' (pp. 153–4). [PDF] Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press. ISBN 9780807000403