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Native American Rituals, Ceremonies & Dances
Ceremony and rituals have long played a vital and essential role in Native American culture. Often referred to as “religion,” most Native Americansdid not consider their spirituality, ceremonies, and rituals as “religion,” in the way that Christians do. Includes Dances, Mythology and Legends, Native American Medicine, Ordeals, and Rituals & Ceremonies, such as Death Ceremonies, Green Corn Festivals, Peyote Worship, Pow-Wows, and more.

Ahulani and Two Soyal Mana Kachinas

Ahulani and Two Soyal Mana Kachinas

Alert Bay, British Columbia - Totems

Alert Bay, British Columbia - Totems

American Indian Medicine Man

American Indian Medicine Man

Apache Dancers, 1906

Apache Dancers, 1906

Apache medicine cap and fetish

Apache medicine cap and fetish

Arikara Indian at the Alter

Arikara Indian at the Alter

Arikara Medicine Men, 1908

Arikara Medicine Men, 1908

Blackfoot - Making Sweet Grass Medicine

Blackfoot - Making Sweet Grass Medicine

Blackfoot - Medicine Man Performing his Mysteries

Blackfoot - Medicine Man Performing his Mysteries

Blackfoot Legend of the Peace Pipe, 1915

Blackfoot Legend of the Peace Pipe, 1915

Chakwaina Kachina

Chakwaina Kachina

Cheyenne Dance, 1890

Cheyenne Dance, 1890

Cheyenne Dancers, 1890

Cheyenne Dancers, 1890

Cheyenne Peace Pipe, 1907

Cheyenne Peace Pipe, 1907

Cheyenne Peyote leader

Cheyenne Peyote leader

Cheyenne Priests Passing Pipe, 1910

Cheyenne Priests Passing Pipe, 1910

Cheyenne Sundance preparation, 1910

Cheyenne Sundance preparation, 1910

Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Days

Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Days

Chief Turtle doing the Rain Dance, MT

Chief Turtle doing the Rain Dance, MT

Comanche Dance

Comanche Dance