Program 203: Honoring the Lakota – Teton Sioux

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The Buffalo Plains. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of a2zcds. www.a2zcds.com

The Buffalo Plains. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy of a2zcds. www.a2zcds.com

Historical Intro
Program Host Arlie Neskahi discusses the Expedition’s encounter with the Teton Sioux and the conflict and communications breakdowns that ensues.

Elder Wisdom
Brian Bull relates the life and vision of the late Lakota medicine man and spiritual leader, Martin High Bear, who was also Founder of Wisdom of the Elders.

Sacred Landscape
Judy Bluehorse Skelton speaks about traditional herbal knowledge in a visit with Teton Sioux herbalists, Marie Randall and her granddaughter, Annie White Hat.

Tribal Rhythms
Nico Wind features Lakota singer, composer and teacher of Sioux music, Earl Bullhead who became a maker of songs for his people after discovering archival music from Frances Densmore’s Sioux collection which was recorded nearly a century ago.

Contemporary Rhythms
Milt Lee and William Ward travel to Wakpala, South Dakota to visit with Lakota and Anishinabe fluter player and hoop dancer, Kevin Locke to discuss his newest CD, Midnight Strong Heart.

Turtle Island Storytellers
Lakota elder and storyteller, Zona Loans Arrow shares the story of her grandfather, Joseph No Two Horns, who was injured and received a gift from the Buffalo Nation on one of the last traditional buffalo hunt of his people.