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Re-Intro to ”Paul Harvey of the Prairie”  Jim Thompson

Re-Intro to ”Paul Harvey of the Prairie” Jim Thompson

September 28, 2021
 

“Paul Harvey of the Prairie” Jim Thompson

September 28, 2021
 

                    “Paul Harvey of the Prairie” Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson a radio and rodeo announcer sharing his connections with Native Americans.  You will find out how he got recognized as the  “Voice of the West”.   Jim shares some of his career history.  We learn how he was able to achieve his goals through years of hard work.  He always has had a heart and understanding of Native American issues.  

 
Re Intro to Walter Mills a Lakota Elder Part II

Re Intro to Walter Mills a Lakota Elder Part II

September 21, 2021
 

Re intro to  --  Walter Mills Lakota Elder Part II

September 21, 2021

Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

It is fascinating to get a view of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  A glimpse of what life was like for Native Americans at that time.  One small fact was you could not purchase dog food at that time.  So if you had a family ranch and loved dogs how did you manage?  It was a pleasure to visit with Walter and have him share his experiences.

 
Re-intro to Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

Re-intro to Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

September 7, 2021
 

Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

September 7, 2021

Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

Walter is the son of Sidney and Grace Mills.  He grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation and is an enrolled Oglala Lakota.  He shares what his life was like in the 1940’s and 1950’s on the reservation.  We talk about the beginning of WWII and how Native Americans have a greater percentage per capita of enlisting into the service.  We will continue with Walt’s story part II next week.

 
Re-Intro to Walter Littlemoon,  Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

Re-Intro to Walter Littlemoon, Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

August 31, 2021
 

Walter Littlemoon, Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

August 31, 2021

Walter Littlemoon, Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

Part II of the Wounded Knee takeover in 1973.  Walter Littlemoon is an enrolled Oglala Lakota tribal member.  He grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  As an author he is eloquent in explaining his experiences of the takeover.  A different perspective of the impact and how it affected the people that lived in the Wounded Knee village. 

 

 
 
Re-Intro to Walter Littlemoon  Wounded Knee Takeover in 1973

Re-Intro to Walter Littlemoon Wounded Knee Takeover in 1973

August 24, 2021
 

Walter Littlemoon Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

August 24, 2021

Walter Littlemoon   Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

Walter lived and came from the village of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  He is an enrolled Oglala Lakota.  In this podcast he shares how the Wounded Knee takeover in 1973 impacted his family and him.  The occupation changed the village in ways that I had never thought about.  Walter is also an author of a book “They called me uncivilized”.  Next week will be the continuation of the interview.

Re-intro to   Lakota Elder Vic Swallow

Re-intro to Lakota Elder Vic Swallow

August 17, 2021
 

Lakota Elder Vic Swallow

August 18, 2021

Lakota Elder Vic Swallow

Vic Swallow a Lakota Elder was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  He was raised on the Red Shirt Table with his brother and two sisters.  Now an elder at the age of 81 he shares some of his experiences growing up there.  He gives a good background on the tribes that make up the Seven Council Fires.  Having a very good memory he recalls stories his mother Lizzie Two Bulls-Swallow told him. 

This song is written and sung by Quincy Good Star.

Re-Intro to  “Beginning a Cowboy and an Indian”

Re-Intro to “Beginning a Cowboy and an Indian”

August 10, 2021
 

Beginning a Cowboy and an Indian

August 10, 2021

Beginning a Cowboy and an Indian

1968 was a pivotal year for my husband and I.  A terrible life changing accident.  Graduated Oelrichs High School and got married.  Learn about how things started and the impact it made on my life.  My faith grew and I knew the good Lord was watching over us.   

 
Re-Intro to Lakota Elder beats Covid-19

Re-Intro to Lakota Elder beats Covid-19

August 3, 2021
 

Lakota Elder beats Covid-19

August 3, 2021

Lakota Elder beats Covid-19

Victor Swallow was willing to share his experience with contacting the Covid-19 virus.  At the age of 81 it was a very serious matter.  Taking one day at a time, he relives his hospital stay and how he is now slowly regaining strength today.  A lesson we can all learn that each day is precious. 

 
Re-Intro to Larry Brewer,  Traditional Dancer Part II

Re-Intro to Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer Part II

July 27, 2021
 

Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer Part II

July 27, 2021

Larry Brewer Traditional Dancer Part II

I continue to visit with my first cousin Larry Brewer.  He had the conviction that he needed to change his life style.  He then turned to the Church, traditional dancing, and bead work.  We talk about some of the Lakota traditional ways.  One is being respectful of others space.  His experience in going to a Catholic Boarding school was positive.   

 
Re-Intro to Larry Brewer- Traditional Dancer Part one

Re-Intro to Larry Brewer- Traditional Dancer Part one

July 20, 2021
 

Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer

March 16, 2021

Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer

Larry Brewer’s first years were living on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  He shares some of his memories about Grandpa Mills and Great Grandpa Adams.  Then in the early 50’s the family moved to Rapid City.  He was the middle child out of 12.  My Aunt Lula, his mother, was a strong Lakota woman.  She was widowed and continued to raise 12 children by herself.   We will continue with Larry’s journey next week in Part II. 

 
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