Ghost Dance

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A millenarian movement which spread among the Native American Plains Peoples during the second half of the 19th century. The ghost dance, which involved dancing for days on end to induce a trancelike state, was said to presage the end of the world, when the White settlers would leave and the Native Americans would have their lands restored.

Subjects: Religion — Warfare and Defence.

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