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sun dance

n.
A religious ceremony widely practiced among Native American peoples of the Great Plains, typically marked by several days of fasting and group dancing and sometimes including ritual self-torture, as in penance or to induce a trance or vision.

sun dance

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a North American Indian ceremony associated with the sun, performed at the summer solstice

sun′ dance`


n.
(sometimes caps.) a religious ceremony performed at the summer solstice by the Plains Indians and involving a simple dance movement and various rituals.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Noun1.sun dance - a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solsticesun dance - a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
ceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
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sun dance

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The subjects addressed include the Sun Dance, dreams, treatment of the sick, military societies, buffalo hunts, and social dances.
The end of the distinctive tribal life of the Teton Sioux was marked by three events: the last Sun Dance, held in 1881; the last great buffalo hunt, held in 1882; and the 1899 ceding of nine million acres of their land to the United States Government.
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like a sort of death dance, or sun dance, or sun drowning
The thoughtful artwork depicts a Native American sun dance ceremony; visits to the sacred sites of Jerusalem; Japan's Shinto shrines; Maasi dances in Kenya; pilgrimages to the holy river Ganges in India, and much more.
Sure, I remember my first Vision Quest, pipe ceremony, sweat lodge, Sun Dance and healing ceremony or being danced into the powwow circle by elders for the first time, but the big moments are always easy to recall.