When Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show passed through the area of the Edison film studio, the opportunity was too good to miss and Edison’s studio filmed a lot of acts from the show, like this one, which features Native Americans in traditional dress performing a traditional dance. The quality of this one is spectacularly poor, as bad as any of these films since the very first Monkeyshines, a whole four years prior to this. I’m assuming it’s a preservation issue, but you can hardly even tell what’s going on with this one. One side note: the Ghost Dance was a dance essentially intended to kill all white people, so maybe the dancers are at least having fun. 0 stars.
tl;dr – Native Americans perform a traditional dance or so they tell me; the film quality here is as bad as anything since the very first Monkeyshines and you can’t really tell what’s happening. 0 stars.