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They Could Not Kill Lakota Spirituality


Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, spirituality, stay alive )

Lone
- 1784 days ago - 64.38.12.138
When I was five-years-old we lived in the village of Pejuta Haka (Medicine Root) on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The village had been re-named Kyle by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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Pamylle G. (461)
Monday September 7, 2009, 9:36 am
Wonderful read - thanks, Terry.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Monday September 7, 2009, 2:17 pm
Excellent share. Very sad but very hopeful as well.
 

Amelia Spittle (16)
Monday September 7, 2009, 2:22 pm
Thanks Terry. Noted, Very interesting story.
 

Elderberry T. (201)
Monday September 7, 2009, 2:43 pm
Thanx for this Terry I have added this site to favourites.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Monday September 7, 2009, 3:21 pm
Thanks Terry
 

Barbara W. (342)
Monday September 7, 2009, 3:28 pm
It's good to have you back Terry and have a chance to read your wonderful, special, offerings..
 

BernadetteP P. (72)
Monday September 7, 2009, 3:38 pm
LOVE THAT ONE TERRY GOOD JOB
 

KRISTENNOPOSTS B. (167)
Monday September 7, 2009, 3:57 pm
LOVE THIS ONE TERRY,,THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH
 

Scarlett P. (126)
Monday September 7, 2009, 4:16 pm
Thank you Terry... Wonderful story!
 

Tierney G. (383)
Monday September 7, 2009, 6:06 pm
Thank you Terry
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday September 7, 2009, 6:52 pm
TY Terry
 

Lakota Spirit (7)
Monday September 7, 2009, 8:58 pm
Wonderful story ! It makes me so happy to read that ! Thank you !
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Monday September 7, 2009, 8:58 pm
It will take more than a Church and a State to kill the spirituality of a people.
 

Polly pagan (82)
Monday September 7, 2009, 10:07 pm
the spirit of the true earth religions will long outlive the dishonest money making practises of the prescribed churches.they are crumbling away as their lies are exposed and people are remembering their true spirituallity.thankyou for this beautiful story.
 

Greg Hand (50)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 12:20 am
Terry thanks for this I will send to my cousins
 

Joycey B. (750)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 5:57 am
Noted with thanks Terry.
 

Pamela Salomon (255)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 6:44 am
Thanks Terry. That was awesome.
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 7:12 am
Noted Terry...thank you for giving the world a reminder that a peoples spirit cannot be erased simply because a piece of paper says so....there are more laws that forbid and outlaw than their are to protect a peoples right to exist.
Mitakuye Oyasin...*S*
 

mary f. (175)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 12:20 pm
thanks terry
 

Kelly C. (179)
Tuesday September 8, 2009, 6:28 pm
The sundance will always live in my spirit. Thank you so much Terry.
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 12:12 am
Tim Giago's story has moved me beyond words ... http://www.lastoftheindependents.com/wounded.htm

THE GHOST DANCE
by GaryMinshall


THE LITTLE BRAVE WOULD BEAT HIS DRUM
AND 4000 MORE JOINED IN
AND THE RED MOON SHOWED IT'S EERIE GLOW
AS THE DANCE OF GHOST BEGIN

THEY SANG AND DANCED FOR THE BUFFALO
THAT LONG ESCAPED THEIR PAST
AND THE MIGHTY BRAVE WHO CAME TO SAVE
THAT WILL RETURN AGAIN AT LAST

THEY SANG THEIR SONGS OF THE WASHITA
STAINED WITH BLOOD OF A SANDY CREEK
AND THOSE SET FREE AT WOUNDED KNEE
AND NEW LAND ABOVE MOUNTAIN PEAKS

THEY SANG THEIR SONGS OF VICTORY
OF THE VALLEY AND THRU THE PASS
OF THE LAST GREAT STAND OF THE LONG HAIRED MAN
AT THE BATTLE OF THE GREASY GRASS

THEY'D WAVE THEIR ARMS LIKE EAGLES FLY
THEIR SHIRTS ADORNED WITH CROW
AND THE SMOKE WOULD RISE AND FILL THE SKIES
AND THE WINDS WOULD SOFTLY BLOW

AND WHEN THE MOON WOULD HIDE IT'S FACE
AND EAST WOULD SHOW IT'S SUN
THE DRUMS WOULD STOP AND TEARS WOULD DROP
AND THE DANCE OF GHOST WAS DONE


COPYRIGHT: GARY MINSHALL
 

Tom M. (819)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 12:33 am
Thanks Terry!
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 6:14 am
Thannnx Terry... so pleased that these people have stood together and helped to kept their spirits alive
 

Margaret F. (119)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 8:08 am
Thank you!
 

Glenda J. (158)
Wednesday September 9, 2009, 4:13 pm
Thanks Terry
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 2:47 pm
It is incredibly important for the entire planet in my little ole' opinion.
 
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