Essays Tagged: "Sun Dance"

Rites of Passage

their initiations. During puberty, the boys, by their own motives, participate in the traditional "Sun Dance", as pointed out in a section by Ake Hultkrantz in Byron Earhart's book Religious Traditio ... Hultkrantz in Byron Earhart's book Religious Traditions of the World,the boys...participate in the Sun Dance, usually on their own initiative. However their motives today are mainly social: to show o ...

(6 pages) 170 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Indian Chief Sitting Bull.

When the army came back the second time, Sitting Bull was ready for them. After performing a ritual Sun Dance, he and his tribe were victorious, killing 200 soldiers. Sitting Bull knew however that th ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Plains, Plateau, and Northwest Coast regions Native History in Canada.

er Guardian Dance was the major ceremony of the Plateau peoples. The Kootenay peoples practiced the Sun Dance which points to the relationships with the Plains peoples. At one point of time some of th ... under proper circumstances, could be manipulated for personal advantage. The Plains people hold the Sun Dance ritual at the beginning of summer so the mid-summer buffalo hunt goes well.Some similariti ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

What were the Key Beliefs of the Plains Americans?

. Everything around them was circular; the horizon around the flat Plains was circular, as were the sun and moon that lived in the circular sky. The harsh wind whirled in circles, birds' nests and the ... medicine man always led the dances. The most important dance for the Arapahos and Cheyennes was the Sun Dance. Each warrior would torture himself to show bravery and to bring visions on themselves. Th ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cheyenne Indians

itual well-being brought prosperity to the tribe as a whole. Other important ceremonies include the Sun Dance, still performed each year, and the Animal Dance, which was unusual for the mimicry and cl ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Did the plains Indians act in a brutal and bloodthirsty manner? Discuss

cruel' or 'bloodthirsty'. This essay will show both views of the Native American's ways of life.The sun dance was a ceremony which involved a young warrior dancing for four days without food or water, ... ingly and painfully 'dance' with a strap digging under his skin non stop for four days.However, the sun dance was really a way for young warriors to get in touch with spirits, and to prove his strengt ...

(3 pages) 18 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Green Grass Running Water

give the individual's life direction or guidance in previously misguided areas. The Native American Sun Dance is a celebration where the sacrifice of past difficulties and misdirected ideals and/or pa ... tly her lecture touches upon an important religious celebration of the Native American culture, the Sun Dance. She depicts the Sun Dance, which celebrates the creation of earth and all of its componen ...

(6 pages) 15 0 2.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The role of religion in early America played an important

tor in Native American life. This is shown by the Lakota people who still take part in their annual Sun Dance. In pre-Columbian times, they arrived on foot. After the coming of the Spanish, they rode ...

(7 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Rites of Passage

their initiations. During puberty, the boys, by their own motives, participate in the traditional "Sun Dance", as pointed out in a section by Ake Hultkrantz in Byron Earhart's book Religious Traditio ... Hultkrantz in Byron Earhart's book Religious Traditions of the World,the boys...participate in the Sun Dance, usually on their own initiative. However their motives today are mainly social: to show o ...

(6 pages) 826 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography