Detail View: C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works: Grass Dance

Work Record ID: 
234
Reproduction Record ID: 
234
Work Class: 
depictions
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
Sioux Indian painting
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Grass Dance
Title Type: 
constructed title
Measurements: 
8.50 x 15.55 in (21.59 x 39.50 cm) on sheet 15.30 x 19.50 in (38.86 x 49.53 cm)
Measurement Type: 
dimensions
Material: 
paper (fiber product)
Material Type: 
support
Inscription: 
Above Image Right: 23 [Plate Number]
Creator: 
Bad Heart Bull, Amos, 1869-1913
Creator Dates: 
1869-1913
Creator Nationality: 
Oglala Lakota
Creator Name Variant: 
Bad Heart Buffalo (Tatanka Cante Sice)
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1938
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
23
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 S568 1938 Vol. 2
ID Number Type: 
call number
Style Period: 
Plains Indian
Style Period: 
Indian art--North America
Culture: 
Native American
Culture: 
Oglala Lakota
Subject: 
Breechcloths
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Garters
Subject: 
Moccasins
Subject: 
Anklets (Ornaments)
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Beadwork
Subject: 
Dancers
Subject: 
Bells
Subject: 
Crow (Costume)
Subject: 
Long underwear
Subject: 
Roaches (Hair)
Subject: 
Trailers (Costume)
Subject: 
Bandoliers
Subject: 
Breastplates
Subject: 
Hair pipes
Subject: 
Scarves
Subject: 
Picture-writing
Subject: 
Dogs
Subject: 
Bandannas
Subject: 
Animal headdresses--Birds
Subject: 
Lakota dance
Subject: 
Dog dance (Lakota (Teton))
Subject: 
Grass dance (Lakota (Teton))
Subject: 
Pots
Related Work: 
Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939. Sioux Indian painting. With introduction and notes by Hartley Burr Alexander. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, [1938]
Description: 
From: Sioux Indian Painting. Vol. 2, p. 10: Ceremony subsequent to that shown in Plate 22. This is the Grass Dance, which is a ritualistic performance. The warriors charge the food kettle and "count coup" upon it as though it were an enemy; afterwards bits of dog's flesh are presented to distinguished fighters, and finally, after the bones of the dog have been prayed over, they are buried in a secret place. Here the dancers are shown "charging the dog." Drawing by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo. [In the text, the notes for this image appear as Plate XXIV.] References: Blish, Helen H. A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1967. p. 496.
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