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Why Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota Is Worth a Visit

Why Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota Is Worth a Visit

Discover hidden gems in Minnesota’s valley of the famous red stone, Pipestone National Monument, including sacred quarries and Winnewissa Falls. A spiritual resource to many American Indians, catlinite or “pipestone” has been harvested by Plains Indians in Pipestone, Minnesota, for centuries to make ceremonial pipes. Today, only people of ancestry...
A Sweet Memory of Skywoman’s Hand

A Sweet Memory of Skywoman’s Hand

Sweetgrass, hierochloe odorata, or Pezi Wacha in Lakota, has been used as a medicine plant by many tribes for centuries. Traditionally, sweetgrass is dried and burned as a means of purification and as a way “to make things better,” according to Linda Black Elk, ethnobotanist at Sitting Bull College...
Life

Life

I think over again my small adventures My fears, those small ones that seemed so big For all the vital things I had to get and reach And yet there is only one great thing The only thing To live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world. — saying   The...
Mother Earth and Environment

Mother Earth and Environment

Earth teach me quiet — as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering — as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility — as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth teach me caring — as mothers nurture their young. Earth teach me courage — as the tree that stands alone. Earth teach me limitation — as the that...
Speak the Truth

Speak the Truth

What the people believe is true. — Anishinabe   When a white army battles Indians and wins, it is called a great victory, but if they lose it is called a massacre. — Chiksika, Shawnee   Custer is said to have boasted that he could ride through the entire Sioux Nation with Seventh...
Native Intelligence

Native Intelligence

Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind gather...
Wisdom

Wisdom

Hold on to what is good, Even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, Even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, Even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your life, Even if it's easier to let go. Hold to...

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