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The '''Sun Dance''' is a ceremony practiced by some [[Indigenous Peoples of North America]] and [[First Nations|Canada]], primarily those of the [[Plains Indians|plains cultures]]. After contact with European colonists, and with the formation of [[Canada]] and [[United States]], both countries created laws banning ceremonies and even outlawed Indigenous people from speaking their native languages. Those that continued to practice their culture were imprisoned or even killed for doing so. As a result and in order to preserve Indigenous culture for future generations most ceremonies went underground and were practiced in secret. The '''Sun Dance''' is a ceremony practiced by some [[Indigenous Peoples of North America]] and [[First Nations|Canada]], primarily those of the [[Plains Indians|plains cultures]]. After contact with European colonists, and with the formation of [[Canada]] and [[United States]], both countries created laws banning ceremonies and even outlawed Indigenous people from speaking their native languages. Those that continued to practice their culture were imprisoned or even killed for doing so. As a result and in order to preserve Indigenous culture for future generations most ceremonies went underground and were practiced in secret.
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==See also== ==See also==
* [[Great Race (Native American legend)]] * [[Great Race (Native American legend)]]

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The Sun Dance is a ceremony practiced by some Indigenous Peoples of North America and Canada, primarily those of the plains cultures. After contact with European colonists, and with the formation of Canada and United States, both countries created laws banning ceremonies and even outlawed Indigenous people from speaking their native languages. Those that continued to practice their culture were imprisoned or even killed for doing so. As a result and in order to preserve Indigenous culture for future generations most ceremonies went underground and were practiced in secret.

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