DocuWatch on Facebook
Art America Britain History Science Societies War Shop
DocuWatch

The West - 08 One Sky Above Us

« The West - 07 The Geography Of Hope

Who Shot Billy The Kid? »

Description

From Wikipedia

The West
Episode Eight
(1887 - 1914).

One Sky Above Us

Noted in historical accounts as the Ghost Dance of 1890, the Ghost Dance was a religious movement incorporated into numerous Native American belief systems. The traditional ritual used in the Ghost Dance, the circle dance, has been used by many Native Americans since prehistoric times but was first performed in accordance with Jack Wilson's teachings among the Nevada Paiute in 1889. The practice swept throughout much of the American West, quickly reaching areas of California and Oklahoma. As the Ghost Dance spread from its original source, Native American tribes synthesized selective aspects of the ritual with their own beliefs, often creating change in both the society that integrated it and the ritual itself.

At the core of the movement was the prophet of peace Jack Wilson, known as Wovoka among the Paiute, who prophesied a peaceful end to white American expansion while preaching messages of clean living, an honest life, and cross-cultural cooperation. Perhaps the best-known facet of the Ghost Dance movement is the role it reportedly played in instigating the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890, which resulted in the deaths of at least 153 Lakota Sioux. The Sioux variation on the Ghost Dance tended towards millenarianism, an innovation that distinguished the Sioux interpretation from Jack Wilson's original teachings.

The West

Tags

Other videos in channel "The West":

Butch Cassidy Butch Cassidy Legendary Cowboys Legendary Cowboys Real Wild West Real Wild West
San Francisco San Francisco Tales of the Gun - The Gunslingers Tales of the Gun - The Gunslingers
The Guns That Tamed The West The Guns That Tamed The West The Pleasant Valley War The Pleasant Valley War The Story of Us 03 - Westward The Story of Us 03 - Westward
The Story of Us 06 - Heartland The Story of Us 06 - Heartland The West - 01 The People The West - 01 The People
The West - 02 Empire Upon The Trails The West - 02 Empire Upon The Trails The West - 03 Specks Of The Future The West - 03 Specks Of The Future The West - 04 Death Runs Riot The West - 04 Death Runs Riot
The West - 05 The Grandest Enterprise Under God The West - 05 The Grandest Enterprise Under God The West - 06 Fight No More Forever The West - 06 Fight No More Forever The West - 07 The Geography Of Hope The West - 07 The Geography Of Hope
The West - 08 One Sky Above Us The West - 08 One Sky Above Us Who Shot Billy The Kid? Who Shot Billy The Kid? Wild Bill Hickok Wild Bill Hickok
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp    
Video channels
Videos in this channel
AdSense
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured
Featured