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It's all about the sun...

The sun held great importance for Plains Indians. Look at the objects below to see how the sun is represented. In fact, one of the most sacred ceremonies, the Sun Dance, appealed to the sun for healing. Can you imagine their reaction when the sun disappeared during a solar eclipse?!

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309


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Eastern Sioux | North Dakota...
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Northern Plains | hand drum ...
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Northern Plains | shield | A...
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Northern Plains | hand drum ...
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Plains | religious objects |...
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So-soreh | Northern Plains |...
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Sioux | MFG. by Blackfoot Ca...
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Unknown | shield | tanned hi...
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Untitled - Sun Da...
Jake, Albin R. | Painting | ...
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