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Ghost Dance

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 12:16, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 09:50
Ghost Dances are key ceremonies within a broader Indigenous religious movement that developed in the late nineteenth century in response to the brutal conquest of Native American nations by the US government and white settlers. By that time, most federally recognized tribes in Colorado lived on...

Indian Annuities

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 12:54
Annuities were a fixed sum of money or goods that the US government paid to Indigenous people on a regular basis for the sale of their lands. Treaties with Indigenous nations typically specified payments in dollar amounts over a period of years in return for land cessions. The payments were...

Sweat Lodge

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:26, last changed on 03/25/2019 - 01:07
Sweat lodges are structures built to contain steam, and they play an important role in the spiritual practices of Colorado’s Native American peoples. The Arapaho , Cheyenne , Navajo , Shoshone, and Ute are historic Native American groups in Colorado who use sweat lodges as a method for cleansing...
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