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The Ghost Dance and Realism’s Techno-Spiritual Frontier

Lindsay V. Reckson

in Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479803323
eISBN:
9781479842452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803323.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the mediated life of the Ghost Dance, a pan-tribal religious movement that emerged in the 1880s in the context of U.S. colonial expansion, genocide, and dispossession. ... More


“A First-Class Attraction on Any Stage”: Dramatizing the Ghost Dance and the Massacre at Wounded Knee

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the 1890 Ghost Dance, a nonviolent religious practice among the Lakota Sioux. In covering the Ghost Dance, daily newspaper editors Joseph Pulitzer (the New York World) and ... More


Ghost Dancing: Excess, Waste, and the American West

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Native American dancers in the 1890s rebelling against the U.S. government’s failure to uphold treaties protecting land rights and rations were accused of fomenting a dancing ‘craze’. Their ... More


Tribulations of the Late Nineteenth Century

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines how, in the last quarter of the 19th century, millenial thought shifted from the “dominant Protestant (or reform Catholic) mind” to the “dominated hybrid mind.” One of the ... More


Oral Performances (I)

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines a variety of Native American oral performances, beginning with the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois. The Rites of Condolence, performed upon the death of one of the fifty chiefs ... More


Hybrid Messiahs

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

New World populations call into question all definitions of identity that rest on clear oppositions between those recognizably like and those unlike a predefined European self. Though the New World ... More


Utopian Movements and Moments: Shakers and Ghost Dancers

Christopher J. Smith

in Dancing Revolution: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042393
eISBN:
9780252051234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042393.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter, conceived as a companion to Chapter 4, expands and extends the historical examination of the ca. 1800 Cumberland Revival and “the jerks,” to find the influence of this revival in later ... More


Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory

David W. Grua

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190249038
eISBN:
9780190249069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249038.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the Wounded Knee Massacre, the US Seventh Cavalry quickly counted dozens of slain Lakota warriors and left the bodies on the ground. Snow soon engulfed the silent landscape, precluding burial ... More


1882 to 1892

Jennifer Graber

in The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190279615
eISBN:
9780190279646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190279615.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As Americans became increasingly dissatisfied with reservations, they called for the allotment of Native lands. The process ended communal landholding and designated 160-acre plots for individuals. ... More


“The Nation’s Hoop is Broken and Scattered”: Dreamers, Ghost Dancers, and the Indian Apocalypse

John Howard Smith

in A Dream of the Judgment Day: American Millennialism and Apocalypticism, 1620-1890

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197533741
eISBN:
9780197533772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533741.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The bulk of American Indian resistance to Euro-American colonialism and territorial cessions took two primary forms: offensive military action and unsuccessful political maneuvers in the form of ... More


That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Arnold Krupat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The word “elegy” comes from the Ancient Greek elogos, meaning a mournful poem or song, in particular a song of grief in response to loss. Because mourning and memorialization are so deeply embedded ... More


The Americanization of Mormon Apocalyptic

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the impact of Americanization on apocalypticism. The LDS Church’s relationship with the federal government changed radically when Utah obtained statehood in 1896. Church leaders ... More


1893 to 1903

Jennifer Graber

in The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190279615
eISBN:
9780190279646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190279615.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With allotment legislation passed, American Protestants vigorously campaigned for the dissolution of reservations and tribal governments. They also amplified their efforts to “civilize” Native ... More


Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Amanda Frisken

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores sensationalism as it took hold of U.S. media between 1870 and 1900. During this period, print news publishers became adept at translating stories about sex, crime, and violence ... More


Introduction

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book examines Native American elegiac expression across time and space. Focusing on the contiguous United States and Alaska, it considers how the work of mourning for traditional Native ... More


North America

Gregory Shushan

in Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190872472
eISBN:
9780190872502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872472.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Dozens of Native American near-death experiences (NDEs) from the late sixteenth to early twentieth centuries are presented, ranging from across the continent. Many were accompanied by indigenous ... More


Divination and the ‘Real Presence’ of the Divine in Ancient Greece

Michael A. Flower

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter applies Robert Orsi’s concepts of ‘real presence’ and ‘abundant history’ to the study of ancient Greek religion, using divination as a case study. It proposes that we should take real ... More


The Ten-Cent Treaty

Keith Richotte Jr.

in Claiming Turtle Mountain's Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation's Founding Documents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634517
eISBN:
9781469634531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634517.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter four identifies how the negotiations for a treaty substitute exposed the cracks within the community and disrupted the leadership structure at Turtle Mountain, while the treaty substitute ... More


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