Topic: Ghost Dance

Wounded Knee Creek Massacre, December 29,1890

Remembering & Honoring the Ancestors who were massacred December 29,1890 at Wounded Knee creek, South Dakota. Never Forget. On the morning, the Miniconjou, Lakota (Sioux) chief Big Foot (Spotted Elk) and some 350 of his followers camped on the banks of Wounded Knee creek. Surrounding their camp was a force of U.S. troops charged with […]

Wovoka, Ghost Dance Northern Paiute Medicine Man (1856 – 1932)

Wovoka (c. 1856 – September 20, 1932), also known as Jack Wilson, was a Northern Paiute Medicine Man who founded the Ghost Dance movement. Prophet Wodziwob, another Northern Paiute is believed to be the first to introduce the Ghost Dance rituals around 1869. Wovoka is the chief figure that reintroduced the movement in 1889. Wovoka means “cutter” or […]
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