Authentic Cheyenne Ghost Dance Shield. 19th century item, collected in 1896 as a gift from the Crow Nation to. White Buffalo of the Northern Cheyenne Nation.
Made of paint, ochre, buffalo hide. The item measures 19" x 19" with a 1/4 rawhide armor plate from Montana.
Data written on shield: Given in 1896 Lodge Grass Crow Nation.. Resenting wisdom, confidence and magic, covered in red representing war, blood, strength, energy and power. 3 White Buffalo Horned ghost dance figures represent ghost brothers with red horns representing war, blood, strength, energy and power. 12 hoof prints- represents horses, 6 red with war, blood, strength, energy and power and 6 Blue with wisdom, confidence and magic.
Hide backing is dark red-brown painted color representing war, blood, strength, energy and power. Bear claw in middle of hide backing representing a protector and symbolized authority, physical strength and leadership. The tracks of a predator, such as a bear track, are used to indicate a direction and are also symbols of leadership. The meaning of the Bear Track symbol was to signify a good omen and convey authority. The red rivers on each side of the Bear Claw representing war, blood, strength, energy and power.
This shield was collected by the Crow during their support to the US Army during their reservation. To collect all the tribes to reservations. Chief White Buffalo was from the Northern Cheyenne Nation and received the gift at the Lodge Grass Crow Reservation which is where The Battle of Little Bighorn took place.
We are not sure if it was used in the Cheyenne Ghost Dance before the attack at Little Bighorn or the. Dancing grounds on the North Canadian border, some two miles from Darlington. Added interest was given at this meeting by the presence of Sitting Bull, and his influence on the structure of the dance. The Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho as well as.
Was to draw the dead spirits to battle with the live Warriors to overwhelm the enemy. The Dance later took on the names of Spirit Dance, Circle Dance etc. This is a truly remarkable Native American Ritual Antiquity. The story tells of the Native American Indians being so plentiful combining the. That Custer's men could not stand against them at Little Big Horn.
Ghost Dances influenced many Native American religions. Is a very general term that encompasses different religious revitalization movements in the Western United States. In 1870, a Ghost Dance was founded by the Paiute. And in 18891890, a Ghost Dance Religion was founded by Wovoka. (Jack Wilson), who was also a Northern Paiute.
The Ghost Dance was meant to serve as a connection with traditional ways of life and to honor the dead while predicting their resurrection. In December 1888, Wovoka, who was thought to be the son of the medicine man Tavibo (Numu-tibo'o), fell sick with a fever during an eclipse of the sun, which occurred on January 1, 1889. Upon his recovery, he claimed that he had visited the spirit world. And the Supreme Being and predicted that the world would soon end, then be restored to a pure aboriginal state in the presence of the Messiah. All Native Americans would inherit this world, including those who were already dead, in order to live eternally without suffering.
In order to reach this reality, Wovoka stated that all Native Americans should live honestly, and shun the ways of whites (especially the consumption of alcohol). He called for meditation, prayer, singing, and dancing as an alternative to mourning the dead, for they would soon resurrect. Wovoka's followers saw him as a form of the messiah. And he became known as the Red Man's Christ.Tavibo had participated in the Ghost Dance of 1870 and had a similar vision of the Great Spirit of Earth removing all white men, and then of an earthquake removing all human beings. Tavibo's vision concluded that Native Americans would return to live in a restored environment and that only believers in his revelations would be resurrected. This religion spread to many tribes on reservations in the West, including the Shoshone. In fact, some bands of Lakota and Dakota were so desperate for hope during wartime that they strengthened their militancy after making a pilgrimage to Nevada in 18891890.
They provided their own understanding to the Ghost Dance which included the prediction that the white people would disappear. A Ghost Dance gathering at Wounded Knee.
In December 1890 was invaded by the Seventh Cavalry, who massacred unarmed Lakota and Dakota people. The earliest Ghost Dance heavily influenced religions such as the Earth Lodge, Bole-Maru Religion, and the Dream Dance. Still practices the Ghost Dance today. The Cheyenne and the Ghost Dance song.
Here is the river of turtles, Here is the river of turtles, Where the various living things, Where the various living things, Are painted their different colors, Are painted their different colors, Our father says so, Our father says so. A similar song is the one which goes. I waded into the yellow river, I waded into the yellow river, This was the Turtle River into which I waded, This was the Turtle River into which I waded. A song composed by Porcupine of the Northern Cheyenne pictures the new earth coming over the old world. It is represented as making a humming noise as it approaches.This was the manner in which many of the Cheyenne felt that the new era would begin. The song is as follows. Our father has come, Our father has come, The earth has come, The earth has come, It is risingEye ye! It is hummingAhe e ye! As important as the songs and dance were, it should be made clear that throughout all tribes they were secondary to the doctrine. The dance was only a medium to hasten the reunion of the whole Indian race upon a regenerated earth. Our experts are well versed in the products provided and have the knowledge to help you identify product potential and/or worth. We try to describe the items to the best of our ability.
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