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Sioux Ghost Dance
Also known as [Ghost Dance]
(1894) American
B&W : 39 feet
Directed by W.K.L. Dickson

Cast: (unknown)

Edison Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Raff & Gammon (domestic distribution) and Maguire & Baucus (international distribution). / Cinematography by William Heise. / No copyright registration. / Kinetoscope 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on 24 September 1894 in the Edison Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.

Performance: Dance: Native American.

Synopsis: [Raff & Gammon catalog, October 1894, page ?] Sioux Ghost Dance (A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life.) // [From Edison promotional materials] One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; and in the Centre National de la Cinématographie film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Dance - Native Americans: Sioux tribe

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Fell-History p. 13; Ramsaye-Million p. 83 : Website-LoC.

Home video: DVD.

 
 
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