Wovoka (Jack Wilson), Paiute Prophet, The Ghost Dance was a new religious movement which was incorporated into numerous Native American belief systems. According to the prophet Wovoka's teachings, proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with the spirits of the dead and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region. Practice of the Ghost Dance movement was believed to have contributed to Lakota resistance ending in the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.
|Wovoka (Jack Wilson), Paiute Prophet, The Ghost Dance|
The famous Paiute prophet Wovoka, aka Jack Wilson, founder of the Ghost Dance religion.