War dance of Sauk & Mesquakie
- Indians believed that the world around them was
filled with spirits with magical powers.
- Medicine men were the closest approximation to
- Ceremonies were performed individually or in a
group for spiritual guidance, for success in hunting or war, or for
unity and public rejoicing.
- Many Indians converted to Christianity due to
the missionary work of the Catholic priests in
Image: Courtesy The Edward E. Ayer
Collection, The Newberry Library
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