Zibaldone #12: Ghost Dance 1894

Another entry from my commonplace book to start the week off.

In 1894, James Mooney, an ethnographer, recorded a series of Ghost Dance songs, performed by the Kiowa and the Arapaho, among others. Several of the recordings are still available, via the ever-helpful Internet Archive.

Mooney also wrote The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891), which is interesting reading, if you’re into that sort of thing. Or if you’re a fan of Manly Wade Wellman, who used the book in several of his stories.