For many Plains Indian tribes, the summer season is marked by the sacred Sun Dance ceremony...and to many native people, this is considered their most important Rite.
"In the Sun Dance Way, the individual benefits from his prayers, but also, the entire tribe benefits from the Sun Dance, because part of our prayers are especially for the tribe and for all creation...
This is a very important time and anyone who is present can sense that we are all at the heart of creation during these prayers". - Thomas Yellowtail, from the book Native Spirit
Related Resources: Sun Dance Music