Film, Video Sioux ghost dance Ghost dance
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- Sioux ghost dance
- Other Title
- 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.
- Contributor Names
- Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production.
- Heise, William, camera.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 
- 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/Physical Location
- FEC 8088 (viewing print)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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- 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.
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ContributorsDickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie)
Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
SubjectsBuffalo Bill's Wild West Show
Wild West Shows
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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Hendricks. Sioux Ghost Dance. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694139/. (Accessed September 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Hendricks. (1894) Sioux Ghost Dance. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694139/.
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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Hendricks. Sioux Ghost Dance. [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00694139/>.