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Turtle Island Storyteller Keith Bear

The Spirit of the Flute

Keith Bear

I’m Keith Bear, I live on Ft. Berthold Reservation

I kind of started life as a Sioux boy and ended up being raised bi-culturally, Sioux Mandan with my mother and my relatives here, emphasizing the Mandan/Hidatsa part and then in first grade, shortly before first grade I was place in my first foster home and in 12 years of school I lived in fourteen non-Indian homes, not including the relatives I was spending time with during vacations and holidays and things like that back home here. So, cultural diversity, I got a first hand experience pretty much all my life.