Category Archives: Lakota

The Code Talkers

The term Code Talkers is associated with the United States soldiers during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native-American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular, there were approximately 400-500 Native Americans in the United … Continue reading

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Video Interview with Sitting Bull’s Great-Grandson

It was 123 years ago today, December 15, 1890, that Sitting Bull (shown above in 1885) was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him for supporting the Ghost Dance movement.  … Continue reading

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Wounded Knee

‎123 years ago, on December 28,1890, Chief Spotted Elk was deathly sick with pneumonia.. His band of Lakota set off in the snow from Cheyenne River to seek shelter with Red Cloud at Pine Ridge reservation. Big Foot’s band was … Continue reading

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White Buffalo (Calf) Prophecy

The white buffalo calf holds special significance to American Indians- especially the Oceti Sakowin (The People of the Seven Council Fires, also known as the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, or  the ‘Sioux’).  As it is a crucial part of the teachings and … Continue reading

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Photos of the Dakota Territory

These photographs of the old Dakota Territory are fascinating.  I’m not sure where these pictures originally came from.  In many ways, they look like the Edward Curtis photos that were taken between 1885 and 1930, but some appear to have been taken … Continue reading

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