New Exhibit Explores the History of the Ojibwe Jingle Dress and Marks Its 100th Anniversary
The Minnesota Historical Society issued the following news release:
One hundred years ago in 1918-1919 when the global influenza pandemic killed millions worldwide, including thousands of Native Americans, a revolutionary new tradition of healing emerged in Ojibwe communities in North America: the jingle dress dance. Oral histories vary on where exactly the jingle dress first appeared, but some origin stories point to the Mille Lacs Ojibwe community.
Opening Wednesday, April 3, the n...