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Sioux Ghost Dance 1894

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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A vital film culturally that I'm glad has been preserved.

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This is probably valuable in some respects from a historical perspective, but the way it goes about recording its subject made me quite uncomfortable.

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