deer dance

noun

: a mimetic dance widespread among American Indian tribes and performed to appease the deer spirit and thereby effect success in the hunt or cure diseases held to be caused by this spirit

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“Deer dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deer%20dance. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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