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    PINE RIDGE GHOST DANCE FOUR DAYS BEFORE WOUNDED KNEE. This dramatic image, depicting a frenzied Ghost Dance by at least 75 residents of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies, was captured on December 25th 1890, ten days after Sitting Bull was killed and four days before the tragic Wounded Knee massacre. It is easy to understand how such turbulent and seemingly possessed activity would cause reservation agents to believe this was a war dance, as it has been described on the photo negative: "Rose Bud and Sioux Indian War Dance at Pine Ridge Agcy Dec. 25th 1890 S. Dak." Captured by an unknown photographer, this 7½" x 4½" sepia image is slightly age-toned, but the details remain sharp and clear. In excellent condition.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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