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The 1870 Ghost Dance and the Methodists: An Unexpected Turn of Events in Round Valley

  • Author(s): Miller, Virginia P
  • et al.

Recent research in the various files and correspondence of the Round Valley Reservation agents for the decade of the 1870's has shed additional light on the Ghost Dance movement during this time. The information uncovered fills in some gaps, presents some surprises, and reveals a much more complicated situation than DuBois was able to describe for the area. An outline of events relating to the 1870 Ghost Dance movement as recorded by the Round Valley Indian agents follows.

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