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Eskimo Duck Dance

Date: 1930
Description: Eskimo duck dance to celebrate the Spring hunt.
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Pehriska-Ruhpa, Minitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Dance

Date: 1832
Description: Pehriska-Ruhpa. Minatarre warrior with bow and arrow in the costume of the dog dance.
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Ho-Chunk Powwow Participants

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Description: This photograph of Ho-Chunk powwow participants is a copy made by Van Schaick. From left to right are: John Hazen Hill (HaNaKah), William Hall (HunkKah), W...
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Unidentified Man Dancing

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Description: An unidentified man dancing for a group of onlookers in Black River Falls during the 1908 Homecoming Celebration. He is wearing a Sioux-style eagle feather...
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Ptihn-Tak-Ochatä. Dance of the Mandan Women

Date: 1832
Description: Ptihn-Tak-Ochatä, or dance of the Mandan women.
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Scalp Dance of the Minatarres

Date: 1832
Description: Minatarre scalp dance ceremonial gathering.
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Ischohä-Kakoschóchatä, Dance of the Mandan Indians

Date: 1832
Description: Ischohä-Kakoschóchatä, Dance of the Mandan Indians.
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Bison-Dance of the Mandan Indians in front of Their Medicine Lodge in Mih-Tutta-Hangkush

Date: 1832
Description: Bison-Dance of the Mandan Indians in front of their medicine lodge in Mih-Tutta-Hangkush.
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Eagle Dance

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Description: Ho-Chunk Eagle Dance. Two Ho-Chunk men dance in front of two drummers. A group of Ho-Chunk sit on a bench on the right. Tepee in the background.
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Eagle Dance

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Description: Ho-Chunk Eagle Dance. Two dancers crouch in front of two men with drums. Ho-Chunk men and women sit on a bench at right. Tepee in back.
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Buffalo Dance

Date: 1844
Description: Ceremonial Indian dance (Plate 8). "All tribes have their medicine songs particular for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by...
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The Snow-Shoe Dance

Date: 1844
Description: Indian dance on snowshoes. (Plate 14)."In the northern latitudes of America, where the winters are long and very severe, from the heavy falls of snow which...
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The Bear Dance

Date: 1844
Description: Indian dance, with some wearing bear masks (Plate 18). "Next in importance to the buffalo hunts, and not less exciting and spirited in its character, is th...
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Ball-Play Dance

Date: 1844
Description: Choctaw Indians performing dance (Plate 22). "As I have mentioned in former pages that for nearly all their hunts, wars, or games, the events of which the...
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Menominee Ceremonial Dance

Date: 1942
Description: A Menominee ceremonial dance. The dancers are wearing Native American ceremonial dress. Although Roman Catholic missions had banned many Native American ce...
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Politician with Menominee Indians

Date: 1959
Description: Wisconsin State Senator Alfred A. Laun (R.) of Kiel, participating in what appears to be a square dance with Menominee Indians and others. This image is pa...
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The Pipe Dance and the Tomahawk Dance

Date: 1835
Description: The Pipe Dance and the Tomahawk Dance of the Chippeway (Ojibwa) Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prai...
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Ponca Indian Sundance

Date: July 1894
Description: A Ponca Indian Sundance. The participants are lined up in the grass.
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"Ponca Indian Squaw Dance"

Date: July 1894
Description: Titled "A Ponca Indian Squaw dance". The participants hold up flags.
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Osage Gathering

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Description: A group of Osage gather in front of a structure to watch a smoke dance.

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