Film, Video Sioux ghost dance /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1894
Location North America
United States
Language English
Subjects Dakota Indians
Ghost Dance
Indian Dance
Indian Dancers
North America
United States
Wild West Shows
Sioux ghost dance /
Other Title
Ghost dance
ghost dance
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.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1894]
Subject Headings
-  Ghost dance
-  Indian dance--North America
-  Dakota Indians
-  Dancers--United States
-  Wild west shows--United States
-  Indian dancers
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:21 at 20 fps.
-  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.
-  MAVIS 211296.
-  Filmed September 24, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 125-26; Raff & Gammon. Price list of films, ca. June 1895, p. 2 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 41 [MI].
-  Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 39 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
Call Number
FEC 8088 (viewing print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 4024
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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