Crow/Shoshone sundance

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Old Coyote, Mickey (Narrator)
Saiia, Armand (Director)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3225
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3645 (former)
Sun dance
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies
Crow dance
Shoshoni dance
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Produced by Thunderous Productions. Producers: Gisela Metzler and Armand Saiia. Director: Armand Saiia. Narrator/supervisor: Lloyd (Mickey) Old Coyote.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (56 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary of a Crow (Apsaalooka) sundance, recorded in the Wolf Mountains of Montana in July 1990. The narrator, Lloyd (Mickey) Old Coyote, a Native American, discusses the philosophical basis of the sundance and various aspects of present-day Native American culture. The sundance in this recording, which combines Shoshone and Crow traditions, is shown from its beginnings (the cutting of the center pole and construction of the lodge) through the various ceremonies that comprise it (firelighting, sunrise ceremonial, painting of the dancers, making offerings and prayers, etc.).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936034901-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174926
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71749d00-744f-0134-469d-00505686a51c
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  • 1991: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Crow/Shoshone sundance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Crow/Shoshone sundance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Crow/Shoshone sundance Retrieved from

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Crow/Shoshone sundance