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Ghost Dance

by Tim Schwab

Lakota art and poetry commemorate the Wounded Knee massacre

The 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee is remembered through poetry, art, and the haunting beauty of the Dakota landscape. Ghost Dance documents a pivotal event in American history and features the work of some of America's finest poets and Lakota artists. Ideal for the study of art, literature, and Native American culture.

quoteA wonderful blend of poetry and art and clear vision.
Joe Bruchac
Editor, Greenfield Review

quoteGhost Dance is a rare video. It touches the soul through its artistry and offers a heightened understanding of a sad event in American history.
Teaching Equity Magazine

quoteMasterful...This sensitivity constructed short suggests that the South Dakota landscape echoes with the names of those who died in 1890.


  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Red Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival
  • Best Documentary, National Poetry Film Festival
  • Best Personal Documentary, Montana Film Festival
  • First Prize, American Indian Film & Video Festival
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