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A copy of a photograph of Taoyateduta, also know as "Little Crow," chief of the Mdewakanton Dakota, on display at the Brown County Historical Society.

Such a proud and beautiful face

[CasaGiardino] ♛ Many Horses, a Teton Lakota, photographed in 1872 by Alexander Gardner Courtesy Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives

Ohiyesa's wisdom. So so wise.

wisdom: "Love of possessions is a weakness to overcome. Children must learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.

Elaine "Sister to the Sioux" Goodale Eastman (1863 - 1953) - Find A Grave Photos

Elaine "Sister to the Sioux" Goodale Eastman - - Find A Grave Photos

AKIPA , 1857

AKIPA , 1857

Black Elk was involved in several battles with the U.S. cavalry. He participated, at about the age of twelve, in the Battle of Little Big Horn of 1876, and was injured in the Wounded Knee Massacre. He became a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux. He taught the first peace was to realize that we are one with all creation and to realize that at the center of all creation was the Great Spirit and that it is everywhere and within us

Black Elk is credited as Oglala Sioux medicine man, Heyoka, Black Elk Speaks. Nicholas Black Elk was an Oglala Sioux medicine man in the transition period from nomadic to reservation life for his people and then, as an