At a time of political and cultural turbulence, the 1890s Ghost Dance offered hope to the downtrodden tribes of the American Southwest and Plains. It promised Native Americans an escape from the oppression of white settlers and the federal government. They looked forward to a cataclysmic renewal of the earth that would herald the return of the bison and the resurrection of their ancestors.
Yellowstone County Museum's new exhibit features the Larry Williams Ghost Dance Collection, the largest assemblage of Ghost Dance objects on display in the world. The evocative imagery of Ghost Dancers' clothing and regalia captures both their pain and their anticipation of a better future.
Join us on Saturday, February 18th as we celebrate this new exhibit with a reception.