This play is really close to my heart and I think a lot of native people who hear it or see it are really affected by it.
What do you feel is the most effective form of bringing awareness to under- represented cultural groups like Native Americans? Dunn: Nearly 20 years ago, a friend, and I were just talking about how the Indian world views time, and how the non-Indian world views time, and looking at how it seems like everything is so immediate in the non-Indian world.
The interpretation of it was if the people danced this dance and performed this ceremony, then the ancestors would come back and run all the white people out of the land and then all things would return to the traditional Indian way, and so this prophecy took off across Indian country during the time in the 1890s.
We still have that indigenous knowledge, the indigenous epistemology that is not going away and that could not be destroyed.