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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Awakenings: Arrival of the "Ghost Dance"

This Day in History: Reblog from December 29, 2012 [Click the link below.]

The Ghost Dance movement was a religious belief system with Cargo Cult elements that combined Christian dogma with traditional beliefs and a yearning for the better days of bygone eras. It started in the 1860s and peaked in 1890. Government reaction to the movement was the brutal massacre at Wounded Knee.

Awakenings: Arrival of the "Ghost Dance":
This Day in History: December 29, 1890 - Massacre at Wounded Knee 

How did it begin, this hate for the Indian nation?  They were, after all, native to America well before the arrival of the "white man."

The Ghost Dance by the Oglala Lakota at Pine Ridge. Illustration by Frederic Remington, 1890.