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  1. Wovoka was a religious leader of the Northern Paiute (Numu) tribe of Native Americans. He was the creator of the Ghost Dance movement. The Ghost Dance was an attempt to regain traditional Native American culture. It was partly a reaction to the U.S. government’s attempt to get rid of Native American culture.
  2. Nov 09,  · Wovoka studied Christian religious doctrine and tribal mysticism, respectively. In the s he learned of an earlier version of the Ghost Dance, proposed in by Tävibo, a man rumored to be his own father. Wovoka adapted the ritual into his own “Christianized” Ghost Dance, which promised salvation through virtuous behavior.
  3. Dec 01,  · Much of the story of the Northern Paiute medicine man Wovoka and the Ghost Dance Religion he spearheaded, have been clouded by mystery, misinterpretation, and conjecture. Whether Wovoka was a prophet and miracle worker, or simply a fraud, Cited by:
  4. The original Ghost Dance began on the Walker Lake Reservation in Nevada, in It was initiated by Wodziwob (Gray Hair), a Northern Paiute Indian, as a result of his visionary experiences in .
  5. Paiute Mystic and prophet of the Ghost Dance religion. Little is known of his early life, but his father died when he was 14, leaving Wovoka to be raised by David Wilson, a nearby white rancher. Wovoka soon took the name Jack Wilson, by which he was broadly known among neighboring whites and Memorial ID: · View Source.
  6. Jan 03,  · The Ghost Dance appeared during a time of desperation for the Native American Indian people. The Ghost Dance started when Paiute shaman Jack Wilson or Wovoka .
  7. Ethnology, was sent to investigate the Ghost Dance movement in He obtained a copy of Wovoka's message from a Cheyenne named Black Short .
  8. The Ghost Dance spread throughout much of the West, especially among the more recently defeated Indians of the Great Plains. Local bands would adopt the core of the message to their own.
  9. Wovoka’s Ghost Dance Religion was only practiced from late December to (). The Wounded Knee massacre of the Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is most often cited as the cause for it ending (). Moses stated, “When Wovoka heard about Wounded Knee, he understandably feared he would be blamed” ()/5(5).

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