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A Creek Buffalo Dance, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, John Mix
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 83
This dance is enacted every year during the season of their busk [sic] or green corn dances, and the men, and women and children all take an active part in the ceremony. They invest themselves with the scalp of the Buffalo, with the horns and tail attached, and dance about in a circle, uttering sounds in imitation of the animal they represent, with their bodies in a half bent position, supporting their weight upon their ball sticks, which represent the fore legs of the Buffalo. [P. 34.]
Catalogue of Pictures, in Stanley and Dickerman's North American Indian Portrait Gallery; J.M. Stanley, Artist. Cincinnati: Printed at the "Daily Enquirer Office." 1846.
Topic:
Ethnic--Creek
Ceremony--Indian
Animal--Buffalo
Ceremony--Dance--Buffalo Dance
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 02200084
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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