bear dance

noun

Definition of bear dance

: a rhythmic animal dance among North American Indians imitating the bear and primarily propitiatory for aid in hunting or in effecting cures or in connection with totemic worship

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“Bear dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bear%20dance. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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