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Big Medicine-Little Medicine, was more than a cure or remedy.  They were a bond with the supernatural world and were  believed by some to have mysterious powers to protect them.

Big Medicine, Little Medicine

Great Spirit - I want no blood upon my land to stain the grass. I want it all clear and pure, and I wish it so, that all who go through amoung my people may find it peaceful when they come, and leave peacefully when they go. - Ten Bears

Coyote Crossing

Sitting Bull, in a vision, looked into the sky and saw soldiers falling like grasshoppers, with their heads down and their hats falling off. Because the white man had no ears and would not listen, The Great Spirit was giving these soldiers lives to the Indians

Custer's Last Nightmare

The White Man never fully understood what the white buffalo, "Dream Keeper", meant to the Indian -  held in awe and reverence in every aspect of his life, his culture and his religion.

Dream Keeper

Every summer, after the long and hard winter, the clans and societies would gather in a favorite camping place to re-new old friendships, celebrate and give thanks.  This tradition has been handed down generation to generation and known today as a Pow Wow.

Gathering

Carnivores, fire, flood and storms took their annual toll, but neither these nor Indian hunting appeared to reduce the number of buffalo appreciably on the Great Plains. The huge herds seemed indestructible before the coming of the white man.

Hunters Dream

King Of The Hill

King Of The Hill

It is said that a long time ago, before the white man, when the animals still spoke, that a woman with special healing talents was brought to the top of the world by the animals, each in turn. She received knowledge of Medicine from the emissary of the Great Spirit, the White Buffalo. This Buffalo Medicine was to be passed down generation to generation, for the good of all.

Medicine Woman

When the first white man came over the wide waters, he was but a little man . . . very little. His legs were cramped by sitting long in his big boat, and he begged for a little land. But when the white man had warmed himself at the Indian's fire, and had filled himself with the Indian's hominy, he became very large. - Speckled Snake, Creek

New Day Rising

Look at me, I am poor and naked, but I am the Chief of the Nation. We do not want riches, but we do want to raise our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want PEACE AND LOVE.

Peace & Love

In most of the complex ceremonials, the buffalo was recognized as the life-giving gift of the higher powers.  The mythology associated with the birth of a rare white buffalo epitomizes the revered animals mythology.

Sacred Night

Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear and sacred to us?  I know you will cry with mWill we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear and sacred to us?  I know you will cry with me, "Never!  Never! - Tecumseh of the Shawnee

Stand Off

My heart is filled with joy, when I see you here, as the brooks fill with water when the snows melt in the spring, and I feel glad, as the ponies are when the fresh grass starts in the beginning of the year. I heard of your coming, when I was many sleeps away, and I made but few camps before I met you. knew that you had come to do good to me and to my people. I look for the benefits, which would last forever, and so my face shines with joy, as I look upon you.

Sweetheart Calling Song

We have lived upon this land from days beyond history’s records, far past any living memory, deep into the time of myths and legends.  The story of my people and the buffalo are one single story.  We are always joined together.

Time Of Myths And Legends

The Creator took a turtle and covered its back in mud. The mud grew larger and larger and became a large island. The Creator then made first man and woman and led them around the edge of the island. Upon arriving at the starting place, the Creator planted corn and told man and woman to continue circling the island. Upon returning they found the corn growing nicely, and with each round the island grew bigger and the corn grew ripe and ready to eat. Finally, the island became the Earth and in this way the Creator gave the people their Earth home and their staple food, corn.

Turtle Island

With the millions of buffalo that roamed the plains; all were not sure footed & graceful. Carnivores, fire, flood and storm took their annual toll, but neither these nor Indian hunting appeared to reduce the number of buffalo appreciably on the Great plains. The huge herds seemed indestructible before the coming of the white man.

Vanishing Breed

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