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The Kainai Nation (or Káínawa, or Blood Tribe) is a First Nations band government in southern Alberta, Canada, with a population of 12, members in Akáínaa translates directly to "Many Chief" (from aká - "many" and nínaa - "chief") while Káína translates directly to "Many Chief people." The enemy Plains Cree called the Kainai Miko-Ew - "stained with blood", i.e. "the Headquarters: Standoff. The Sun Dance is a great tribal religious festival that is still practiced today. In midsummer, when the Blackfoot notice the ripening of the purple Saskatoon berries, it was time for the annual sun dance. For two weeks, hunting bison would stop and everyone would head to the sacred site which was selected for the sun dance (King, , p. 27). Sun Dance, most important religious ceremony of the Plains Indians of North America and, for nomadic peoples, an occasion when otherwise independent bands gathered to reaffirm their basic beliefs about the universe and the supernatural through rituals of personal and community sacrifice. Traditionally, a Sun Dance was held by each tribe once a year in late spring or early summer, when the. Sun worship is a custom that has gone on nearly as long as mankind itself. In North America, the tribes of the Great Plains saw the sun as a manifestation of the Great Spirit. For centuries, the Sun Dance has been performed as a way to not only honor the .
In Canada. The Sun Dance is practiced annually on many First Nations communities in Canada. The Government of Canada, through the Department of Indian Affairs (now Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Development Canada), persecuted Sun Dance practitioners and attempted to suppress the agents, based on directives from their superiors, did routinely interfere with, discouraged. Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.. Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), Title: Self-torture in the Blood Indian Sun Dance Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences Cited by: 1. The Sun Dance is a n annual Plains Aboriginal cultural ceremony performed in honour of the sun, during which participants prove bravery by overcoming pain. The ceremony took place at midsummer when bands and tribes congregated at a predetermined location. The Sun Dance was forbidden under the Indian Act of , but this ban was generally ignored and dropped from the Act . Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Paperback – Illustrated, #N#S. C. Gwynne (Author) › Visit Amazon's S. C. Gwynne Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this by: