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THIS WEB SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE LAKOTA, DAKOTA, NAKOTA SPIRITUAL GROUP
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE PENITENTIARY
JAMESON ANNEX
PO BOX # 5911
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
57117-5911

GREAT SPIRIT! YOU LIVED FIRST, AND YOU ARE OLDER THAN ALL NEED, OLDER THAN ALL PRAYER. ALL THINGS BELONG TO YOU--THE TWO- LEGGED, THE FOUR -LEGGED, THE WINGS OF THE AIR AND ALL GREEN THINGS THAT LIVE.....I AM SENDING YOU A VOICE, GREAT SPIRIT, MY GRANDFATHER, FORGETTING NOTHING YOU HAVE MADE, THE STARS OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE GRASSES OF THE EARTH.

BLACK ELK ,
OGLALA SIOUX

AS A CHILD I UNDERSTOOD HOW TO GIVE I HAVE FORGOTTEN THIS GRACE SINCE I HAVE BECOME CIVILIZED

LUTHER STANDING BEAR, OGLALA

WHILE I STOOD THERE, I SAW MORE THAN I CAN TELL, AND I UNDERSTOOD MORE THAN I SAW. FOR I WAS SEEING IN A SACRED MANNER THE SHAPES OF ALL THINGS IN THE SPIRIT AND THE SHAPES OF ALL SHAPES AS THEY MUST LIVE TOGETHER. LIKE ONE BEING

BLACK ELK

THE MOON RISES OVER THE FIRE
THE COYOTES HOWL AT THE BEAUTY OF THE WATER
AND THE MOON ITSELF.
AS THE SNOW SPARKLES IN THE MOONLIGHT
THE ICE GLIMMERS
THE FIRE GLOWS IN FRONT OF THE TEEPEE
AND THE INDIAN CULTURE LIVES ON.
MARTY ANNA MCDONALD

One does not sell the land the people walk on

Crazy Horse
Sept 23, 1875
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, But they only kept but one- They promised to take our land And they took it.
Chief Red Cloud

At the center of the old Sioux society was the tiyospaye, the extended family group, the basic hunting band. Which included grandparents, uncles, aunts, in-laws and cousins. The tiyospaye was like a warm womb cradling all within it.

Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Sioux

A MAN OR WOMAN WITH MANY CHILDREN HAS MANY HOMES.

 

 

 

LAKOTA SIOUX PROVERB

FOR THE LAKOTA THERE WAS NO WILDERNESS. NATURE WAS NOT DANGEROUS BUT HOSPITABLE, NOT FORBIDDING BUT FRIENDLY.

LUTHER STANDING BEAR, LAKOTA SIOUX

GRANDFATHER , I PRAY TO YOU GRANDFATHER, DON'T LET ME TAKEN AWAY. MY PEOPLE NEED ME, AS I NEED THEM,
LEONARD CROW DOG, LAKOTA SIOUX

 

MITAKUYE OYASIN
"We are all related"

" In Remembrance "
Sept 11, 2001
"Our prayers are with all those who have been injured and the families who have lost loved ones "

 

 
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