The Ghost Dance: An Untold History of the Americas

The Ghost Dance: An Untold History of the Americas


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In 1890, the United States government outlawed the Ghost Dance. The ceremony remained illegal until 1978. Why? Did the authorities fear the Native American Revival Movement that it ignited or did they also recognize that the dance itself awakened a power all its own?

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ISBN-13: 9781535547659
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL STUART ANI lived in Mexico's remote Sierra Mazateca cloud forest of Oaxaca from the end of the 1960's through the 1970's and was the only outsider to have ever been allowed into their sacred cloud forests. He still returns as often as he can to visit the Mazatecan community there. From 1988 to 2002, Ani and his Amazonia Foundation were a central part of the medical outreach program introduced to fight the epidemics among the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela. In 1992, Michael co-won the US Documentary of the Year Award for "Yanomami: Keepers of the Flame." He also directed the Catalina Island Conservancy documentary "Coming Home" about the repatriation of pure American Bison to the Lakota people of Rosebud, South Dakota.
Over the last fifty years, he has followed the Rope of the Dead from the tribes of the Amazon rainforest to the tribes of North America, tracking the hidden steps of the Ghost Dance along the way.

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