- a religious ceremony associated with the sun, practiced by North American Indians of the Plains, consisting of dancing attended with various symbolic rites and commonly including self-torture.
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Historical Examples of sun dance
He had no thought of his presence at the Sun-dance having been detected.
The Potlatch was sentiment, and the Sun-dance was an actual poem.The Log School-House on the Columbia
The dancers have made the complete circuit, and about one hundred young men, little more than boys, join in the great Sun-dance.
Then the Modoc Indians got up a sun-dance, and they had to march over to Kedahmina and stop it.Boys of The Fort
"Sun-dance," said the Inspector, as near to excitement as he generally allowed himself.Corporal Cameron
- a North American Indian ceremony associated with the sun, performed at the summer solstice