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Buffalo dance

Author: W K -L DicksonWilliam HeiseLast HorseParts His HairHair CoatAll authors
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1894.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three Sioux Indians in full regalia perform a "buffalo dance", while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance. All three wear feathers in their headbands and two wear decorative tails.
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Genre/Form: Peep shows (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Dance
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W K -L Dickson; William Heise; Last Horse; Parts His Hair; Hair Coat; Pine; Strong Talker; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 69657104
Notes: Copyright: no reg.
Duration: 0:15 at 20 fps.
Summary from the Internet movie database WWW site, viewed May 18, 2015.
According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera.
Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
Sources used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 12; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed May 18, 2015.
Credits: Camera, William Heise.
Performer(s): Performers: Last Horse (dancer), Parts His Hair (dancer), Hair Coat (dancer), Pine (drummer) Strong Talker (drummer).
Event notes: Filmed September 24, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
Description: viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, W.K.L. Dickson.

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Three Sioux Indians in full regalia perform a "buffalo dance", while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance. All three wear feathers in their headbands and two wear decorative tails.

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