The Ghost Dance era was a short but very meningful span of the Plains Indians which devleoped around 1860 and reached it's peak around 1890. The Massacare at Wounded Knee was a direct result of the Sioux Ghost Dance. Chief Sitting Bull was arrested on December 15, 1890 for refusing to stop his people from participating in the Ghost Dance. Shortly there after on December 29,1890 the Massaacre at Wounded Knee Creek took place.
This Sioux "Ghost Dance" Sash is approx circa 1888-1892. Seed Beaded Geometrical & Humman Figural design. The humean Figural were typically seen on beaded Ghost Dance era designs. One of our favorite Native American Beadworks in our collection!