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An attempt to stop dancing at Red Lake Reservation in 1916

On March 6, 1916, the Assistant Superintendent of the Minnesota Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs sent a letter to the Superintendent of Red Lake Agency regarding a push to stop traditional dancing at the community of Ponemah (Obaashing). This passage is a stark example of how the government sought to limit the indigenous people of America from exercising their culture and to perpetrate…
Source: Red Lake Nation News

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