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Finding Aid - Ghost Dance


10085 Orin G. Libby
In Box 29 Folder 27 of the Orin G. Libby Collection, there are handwritten notes taken by Libby while listening to Red Tomahawk tell him the story of the death of Sitting Bull.  Red Tomahawk gives a brief explanation of the Ghost Dance.

10691 Roy Johnson and Louis Pfaller Collection
In Folder 1 Box 37 of the Roy Johnson and Louis Pfaller Collection, there is research about Sitting Bull, James McLaughlin and the Ghost Dance.  There are many newspaper clippings about the three subjects. 

10898 Eric C. Jacobsen
In 1890, the Ghost Dance religion entered the reservations of North and South Dakota.  This collection contains letters from missionary Mary C. Collins in South Dakota about the Ghost Dance and the death of Sitting Bull.


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