Film, Video Buffalo dance

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Title
Buffalo dance
Summary
Three Sioux Indians in full regalia perform a "buffalo dance", while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance. All three wear feathers in their headbands and two wear decorative tails.
Contributor Names
Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production.
Heise, William, camera.
Last Horse, performer.
Parts His Hair, performer.
Hair Coat, performer.
Pine, performer.
Strong Talker, performer.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1894.
Subject Headings
-  Buffalo dance
-  Dakota Indians
-  Indian dancers--United States
-  Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
Genre
Peep shows (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Performers: Last Horse (dancer), Parts His Hair (dancer), Hair Coat (dancer), Pine (drummer) Strong Talker (drummer).
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:15 at 20 fps.
-  Filmed September 24, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Summary from the Internet movie database WWW site, viewed May 18, 2015.
-  According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Sources used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 12; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed May 18, 2015.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 8098 to FYA 1430.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FYA 1430 (viewing print)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4025
Library of Congress Control Number
00694114
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
OCLC Number
98799006
Description
Three Sioux Indians in full regalia perform a "buffalo dance", while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance. All three wear feathers in their headbands and two wear decorative tails.
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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Hendricks. Buffalo Dance. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694114/.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Hendricks. (1894) Buffalo Dance. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694114/.

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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Hendricks. Buffalo Dance. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694114/>.