Sunday, May 20, 2007

Tatanka




The whiteman called them buffalo.
We call them tatanka, the majestic ones.
Their story is the story of our people.
Tatanka lived in the underworld until he saw our people in a vision.
He saw that we were needy.
And for the love of us,
tatanka came up out of the earth
and became flesh so that we could eat,
make our clothes and our dwellings from his hide.
Lakota Village 1825
The Buffalo Nation


We drove to Custer State Park where we came up close with the bisons or Tatanka. Yes, it was an amazing experience to walk on the land where the buffaloes roam...

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