DescriptionAmazing T. Croft Cabinet of Ponca Ghost Dance, circa 1890s. Great shot of a gathering of Ponca Indians, observing a Ghost Dance ceremony in Oklahoma Territory, captured by Oklahoma Territory photographer T. Croft. Seated along the berm that surrounds a large, circular dance/meeting ground, the crowd's attention is centered on two or three men who stand at the center of the ring. Next to them are two huge flags flying in the breeze. Captioned on the negative: "Indian Ghost Dance, Looking for the Messiah." Photo is affixed to Croft's handsome, scallop and gilt-edged mount, which features his imprint at the lower edge.
Condition: Bright and clean. Slight wear to mount corners, else very fine.
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