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Sun Dance. Diorama.
18th-19th c Native American Plains People

PLAINS INDIAN Anonymous (active c. 1700 - Present)
c. 1700-1899
18th-19th c
Great Plains. United States.
New York. American Museum of Natural History.
In the center of the Sun Dance Lodge was the sun-pole a tree trunk considered sacred. The Sun Dance lasted several days during which dancers fasted. The ceremony was symbolic of regeneration or renewal.

Caption: PLAINS INDIAN Anonymous | Sun Dance. Diorama. | c. 1700-1899 | Native American | Plains | ©Kathleen Cohen | nyny2378

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