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The Ghost Dance

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The Ghost Dance

By Paul Morin (Illustrator); Alice McLerran

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780395631683, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1995

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Description

Dazzling paintings and "assemblage pieces" containing historic artifacts and natural objects from the Great Plains highlight this spare, poetic account of a dramatic episode in American history. The Ghost Dance movement, envisioned by the Paiute prophets Tavibo and Wovoka, began in hope: Native peoples danced together to restore the bountiful world of their ancestors. But it ended in tragedy, with the massacre at Wounded Knee. This evocative story offers a vivid glimpse of a vanished past, and a powerful message for the future.



Praise For The Ghost Dance

"This stunning book will hold great appeal for environmentally conscious readers, and will interest classroom teachers seeking a poetic call-to-action." School Library Journal, Starred

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