Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ghost Dance Song of the Kiowa


The Father will descend,
The earth will tremble.
Everybody will arise,
Stretch out your hands.

The spirit host is advancing, they say,
They are coming with the buffalo, they say,
They are coming with the new earth, they say.

That wind,
Shakes my tipi,
And sings a song for me.


The Ghost Dance came as a vision to Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka in 1889 and quickly spread to other tribes in the American west. The dance was hoped to reconnect with the dead, stop westward American expansion, and bring peace its peoples. The Ghost Dance Song of the Kiowa is one of many tribal interpretations.