National Geographic : 1937 Nov
F Photograph byFrances Densmore AT DRESS REHEARSAL, MENOMINEE SONG-AND-DANCE MEN GO INTO THEIR ACTS WHILE MUSICIANS PLAY While capering about the "orchestra" in the center of the dance lodge, performers learn the words of their ritual songs byheart before staging theactual ceremony. This dance is connected with the "drum religion" of the Menominee, a sort of compromise between aboriginal beliefs and thedoctrines ofChristianity. The ceremony is a continuous performance, and, like most Indian religious observances, lasts for several days. 1!