The Lakota always painted on Buffalo hides that depicted important events in their history.
In the 1880’s the Buffalo were gone and hides were hard to come by.
Being very resourceful they acquired old ledgers from the Forts or trading post and used colored pencils to portray their important events.
They were also used by Warriors in prison and children in forced Boarding Schools.
As dark storm clouds swirl around
Shooting thunderbolts of
Heartache, fear, tears and pain
Trying to take us down.
Struggling to make it through
Don’t give up
For if we stay the course
We will come out into the Light.
– Sandy Swallow
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