SUMMARY From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. 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. OTHER TITLES Title in Edison films catalog: Ghost dance CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co.,  NOTES Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Filmed September 24, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Ghost dance. Indian dance--North America. Dakota Indians. Dancers--United States. Wild west shows--United States. Dance RELATED NAMES Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production. Heise, William, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4024 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4024
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