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Ghost Dance scene from Billy Jack movie (1971)
Ghost Dance scene from Billy Jack movie (1971) - Billy Jack producers and screenwriters Tom Laughlin preserved the heritage of the Original "Dance of Friendship and Welcome" exactly as given by Jesus Christ to the Paiute prophet Wovoka. It was taught to the cast and crew by Wovoka's descendant and son-in-law Andy Vidovich. This is a clip of the film from 54:16 to 57:42 minutes into the film.
Although marketed as an action film, the story focuses on the plight of Native Americans during the civil rights movement. It attained a cult following among younger audiences due to its youth-oriented, anti-authority message combined with the then-novel martial arts fight scenes. Billy Jack helped raise the level of awareness regarding the discrimination against Native Americans at that time.