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Indian Animal Dance

This web page includes an unusual photograph of the Indian Animal Dance, and a nice collection of historic photos.

Brush huts, animal dance encampment - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. XIX. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press,  1930) by Edward Sheriff Curtis from University of Southern California Libraries

Brush huts, animal dance encampment - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press)

The photo is by Curtis, and was taken in 1908. Curtis captioned the image, "At the pool, animal dance - Cheyenne"

You are looking at an important image of a Cheyenne Animal Dance. It was taken in 1927 by Edward S Curtis. The picture shows Cheyenne people gathered along the waterfront, some dipping hands in water, some carrying umbrellas.

The wolf, animal dance - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. XIX. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press, 1930)

The wolf, animal dance - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. XIX. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press, 1930)

I am excited to show this picture today, because I have really never seen anything like it in the past. The picture shows Indian Children playing with dolls and miniature Tipis. I had just never imagined children building miniature versions of their camp. What an intriguing image.

Indian Children playing with dolls and miniature Tipis. I had just never imagined children building miniature versions of their camp. What an intriguing image.

Deer society, animal dance - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. XIX. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press, 1930)

Deer society, animal dance - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. XIX. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press, 1930)

Oraibi Snake Dance. It was created in 1904 by Edward S. Curtis.    The photograph presents Hopi Indians in Arizona, in snake ceremony, with pueblo and onlookers in the background.

Here for your consideration is an old picture of an Oraibi Snake Dance. It was created in 1904 by Edward S. The photograph presents Hopi Indians in Arizona, in snake ceremony, with pueblo and onlookers in the background.

Buffalo society, animal dance - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. XIX. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press,  1930) by Edward Sheriff Curtis from University of Southern California Libraries

Buffalo society, animal dance - Cheyenne (The North American Indian, v. Norwood, MA, The Plimpton Press)

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