Boarding School and Land Allotment Eras 1879-1933

1904

U.S. government renews prohibition of Sun Dance among Plains Indians

Cree Indian sun dancers. Image: Frank La Roche
Cree Indian sun dancers. Image: Frank La Roche

The prohibition of Sun Dance ceremonies is renewed by the U.S. government in 1904 and is not reversed until 1934. During the period of prohibition, Plains tribes “attenuated forms of the ritual … usually as part of public Fourth of July celebrations” ("Sun Dance," n.d.).

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