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The Native American Indian Rain Dance is one of several rain dances known around the world.
Many indigenous cultures have rain dances as part of their folk dancing, but the Indian Rain Dance in North America is one of the most well-known versions.
In some Native American tribes, the rain dance and the sun dance are the same dance, with different names depending on the time period.
During this period when the sun dance was not allowed, many tribes started calling it the rain dance so that they would be allowed to practice it in peace.
Other regions might have wanted more sunlight than was the norm for the region, in which case the rain dance may have actually been more of a sun dance.