And the Earth will rebel against the White Man and against the sons and the daughters of the White Man and they and all their works will be swept aside and it will be as though they never were. And the buffalo will return in his millions and the Plains will be dark with his thunderings. Thus spoke the great Prophet Wodziwob to the Paviotso, thus speak I, Wovoka, to the Sioux. The Ghost Dance is the way. The Ghost Dance is our salvation. The buffalo, the buffalo will come again. They will come again. They will come. They will.
It's just a Western theme park, a slightly seedy collection of weathered buildings and aged teepees. Every day the buses come, every day the tourists take their pictures, every day the streets echo with staged gunfights and faked bank robberies. And every day a group of old men stage a dance out of history.
And out of time.
This is an original, full-cast, soundscaped audio dramatization.
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