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This is a cyanotype showing the second day of the Potawatomie Dream Dance ceremony. The final containment and capture of leader Potawatomie medicine man Chief Wiskigeamatyuk. He is standing center/right looking proudly upon his followers and a young Indian girl representing a superstitious prophet and holding a staff wand. The dance was believed to summon and restore power back to their people by chants and beating of a large drum. In his younger days, Chief Wiskigeamatyuk was known as The Smoke That Travels and gained a reputation for killing more Sioux and Pawnee warriors than any other of his society.

Date: June 1896

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Item Number: 443543
Call Number: E99 P8.I WI *5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443543

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