Buffalo dance (Kiowa)--Lullaby (Flathead)---Cermonial rain song (Wichita)--Girl's Puberty song (Washo)--Flute Love Song (Siuox)--Stealing song (Trot-Horse)--Raid song (Comanche)--War Dance (Kiowa)--Christian hymn (Comanche)--Sun Dance (Kiowa)--Rabbit dance (Sioux)--Quail dance (Cherokee)--Mocassin game (Winnebago)--Counting song (Creek)--Flute melody (Chippewa)--Ribbon dance (Creek)--War song (Winnebgo)--Christian hyymn (Cherokee)--Stomp dance --Ball game (Creek)
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Indians of North America -- Southern States Search this
Florida -- West Palm Beach
Mar 13 1921
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9 women and 3 children. 250218F. Photo by Underwood & Underwood, N. Y. Mimeographed label on back gives following: "Seminole Indians Out in Full Regalia for Annual Sun Dance. News Item--Each year West Palm Beach and all its society sojourners experience thr thrill of a sun dance in which Seminole Indians play the leading role. The gaily bedecked squaws dance and otherwise make merry for the fashionable onlookers. The fifth event recently held was the greatest ever put on. This photo clearly shows the type of Seminole Indian that joined in the festivities. Note the peculiar headdress and the many beads worn by them as a sign of wealth and social rank [erroneous]."
"This is a view of the Blackfoot Sun Dance taken in the valley of the Bow River on the Blackfoot Reserve. It was taken by Robert H. Trueman between 1895 and 1899. Trueman was in partnership with Norman Caple from 1889 to 1894 and went into business for himself under the name of R.H. Trueman and Co. in 1895. After 1900 he restricted his activities to British Columbia so by a process of elimination we have a very precise date. Although I cannot be absolutely sure, I presume this is the hide-cutting ritual taking place before the raising of the center pole. Beneath one of the canvas bowers the Holy Woman is probably watching the proceedings. In the center background you can see the framework of the Sun Dance lodge without the center pole." -- Information received from Hugh A. Dempsey, Archivist, Glenbow Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada letter of July 12, 1966.