Piercing Ritual. Which a man is suspended by leather straps attached to sticks in his chest. He is tethered to a pole that is secured by rocks. This is all part of the ritual of the Sun Dance. This is an original photo
The sun dance of the Blackfoot Indians : Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
The sun dance of the Blackfoot Indians (1918) by Clark Wissler.
Sun Dance, Rosebud, South Dakota, 1928, Major Israel McCreight. The Sun Dance is a Lakota religious ceremony. “Only a very brave warrior became a candidate for the Sun Dance, for it meant giving his own body in supreme sacrifice. He must endure the greatest physical pain to ensure that his prayers would be answered. These prayers were to prevent tribal famine or the death of a dear one, or that could bring fortitude in facing immense odds in impending battle or help on behalf of a friend…
The Sun Dance of the Oglala is a sacred ceremony which may be undertaken by any one of mankind, provided he or she:-- 1. Undertakes it for a proper purpose. 2. Complies with the essentials for the ceremony. 3. Conforms to the customs of the Oglala. 4. Accepts the mythology of the Lakota.
Wi wanyang wacipi The Native American Sundance now illegal where the sacrifice of the Warriors to the tribe is shown by being suspended by rawhide after wooden pegs are inserted through the flesh on the shoulders. The dance ends when the skin tears. Biggest respect is given by Native Americans to those who have endured the Sundance.