Sun dance in progress - Cheyenne (c1910). Photograph by Edward S. Curtis.

Title: [Sun dance in progress--Cheyenne]. Date Created/Published: Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, Curtis (Edward S.) Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.

This is a rare photograph of the Native American Piercing Ritual, a rite of manhood among the Indians. It was created in 1908 by Edward S. CurtisThe photograph illustrates a Crow man, leaning back slightly, with strips of leather attached to his chest by sticks pierced through his breast. He is tethered to a pole that is secured by rocks. This is all part of the piercing ritual of the sun dance.

Indian Chest Piercing Sun Dance Ritual Here for your perusal is an original photograph of an Indian Ceremony in which a man is suspended by leather straps attached to sticks in his chest. It was created in 1908 by Edward S.

The sun dances on your skin.  The roses bloom from beneath my skin.  We put even the fireflies dance to shame.  Even the moon can’t stop staring. — 	Angelea Lowes, excerpt of Tangled Roots (via wildfairy). http://kayla-bird.tumblr.com/post/167071402714/th

The sun dances on your skin. The roses bloom from beneath my skin. We put even the fireflies dance to shame. Even the moon can’t stop staring. — Angelea Lowes, excerpt of Tangled Roots (via wildfairy). http://kayla-bird.tumblr.com/post/167071402714/th

Cheyenne Sun Dance. The Cheyenne Sun Dance being performed inside the Sun Dance Lodgе. Date Original: 1902-1933. Richard Throssel Collection, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

The Cheyenne Sun Dance being performed inside the Sun Dance Lodgе. Date Original: Richard Throssel Collection, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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