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An Irishman and a Cheyenne Lady

An Irishman and a Cheyenne Lady

October 27, 2020

An Irishman and a Cheyenne Lady

My great grandparents David Gillispie and Sarah Long Chin were an unlikely couple.  Although they could not speak each other’s language they could understand each other. They had a long successful marriage.  This is the first segment of their story. 

Lighting Girl and Her Horse

Lighting Girl and Her Horse

October 20, 2020

Lighting Girl and Her Horse

A cold snowy day in the Tipi, Sandy reminisces about the ranch life.  In the Lakota culture the horse was always highly esteemed.  Cowboys and Indians had to have admiration and confidence in their horses.  Sandy shares family stores about the Sunkawakaj (Lakota word for horse).  Learn how she incorporates culture and history into her art. 

Ivan Sorbel -  Pine Ridge Chamber

Ivan Sorbel - Pine Ridge Chamber

October 13, 2020

Ivan Sorbel - Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce

April 2000 a group of Native American business people started the Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce.  Ivan Sorbel a businessman himself was hired in 2005 to be the Executive Director.  He grew up on the Reservation and joined the Marine Corp for a 5 ½ years.  Learn of his history and projects during this difficult time of the Covid crises.  It is interesting to learn of the challenges the Chamber now faces.   

 

A Lakota Cowboy Louis Twiss

A Lakota Cowboy Louis Twiss

October 6, 2020

A Lakota Cowboy Louis Twiss

He tells of living on the Pine Ridge Reservation and starting the Oglala Sioux Land and Cattle Organization. He became Secretary for the National Indians Cattlemen Association for the betterment of all Native American producers. 

Learn of his firsthand experience in the Badlands World War II bombing range at the North end of the Reservation. The government used eminent domain to confiscate his family’s home and land.

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