Discuss Wovoka as a charismatic prophet; how might we best understand his personal appeal and the appeal of his message in the context of late nineteenth century Paiute society?

Please address the following topic in an essay BETWEEN 6-10 DOUBLE-SPACED PAGES
LONG (excluding References):
In The Ghost Dance, Alice Kehoe discusses how Wovoka was able to address the social, cultural,
political, and economic conditions that gave rise to this NRM (especially in Paiute and Lakota
culture) near the turn of the twentieth century. Discuss Wovoka as a charismatic prophet; how might
we best understand his personal appeal and the appeal of his message in the context of late nineteenth
century Paiute society? Compare Wovoka with a second modern/contemporary charismatic
prophet of your choice (this may be an individual we’re discussing in class or one of your choosing
from US contemporary society). How are the two individuals similar and different from each other?
How were the communities and contexts in which they innovated religious ideas and activities
similar and different? Please illustrate your answer with examples from class lectures, film, Alice
Kehoe’s The Ghost Dance, and any readings that consider the second prophet you’ve decided to
write about).
Formatting:
 1-inch margins
 12pt. font
 Page numbers (lower right of each page)
 IN-TEXT CITATIONS required; format: (Author’s last name year of publication: page
#) – e.g., (Murphy 2017: 666). NO CITATION of LECTURES is REQIRED – ONLY
publications in the format of: (author’s last name: page #)
 REFERENCES SECTION NEEDED: any standard academic formatting for References
is acceptable, provided you’re consistent
 For any text citations/quotations you use, please include page number references. No
lengthy quotations (e.g. more than 3 lines of text), please