February 23, 2021
- B. B. Mills and Sallie Bush Mills
Continuing my series of a Man of Mystery you will learn about the 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty. Benjamin Buckner Mills definitely played an important part in the Treaty. He was well known and respected by both parties involved. Chief Red Cloud recommended him to be the Agent for the newly formed Pine Ridge Reservation. Listen and find out what eventually happened. We will learn some of Sallie Bush Mills history.
February 16, 2021
Benjamin B. Mills – A Man of Mystery
Benjamin Buckner Mills, was my great grandfather. Oral family history says he came from England. What we do know is he ended up at Ft. Laramie Wyoming and was the sutler at the store. A man of mystery because in the 1860 census he put his birth place at Michigan. 1870 census birth place said Kentucky. He married a full blood Lakota Sallie Bush. He had a good reputation and was known as a frontiersman. My next Podcast will continue with his story of being at the 1868 Ft Laramie treaties.
February 9, 2021
Dr. Garcia-Janis’s Lakota Adventures
Not many people have had such an adventurous life as Dr. Liz. She was born in the Philippines and ended up on the Pine Ridge Reservation doing medical mission work. She has traveled throughout the world to help alleviate pain and suffering during times of crises. Her ability to speak four different languages has served her well.
There are many similarities between the Philippine culture and the Lakota culture which helped her relate to the Lakota people.
February 2, 2021
Dr. Garcia-Janis “Help and Hope for the Suicidal”
Dr. Elizabeth Garcia-Janis is a national known psychiatrist. She is double board certified in child and adult psychiatry. The topic we discuss is suicide. What are the signs? How do we help the people contemplating suicide? What about the families left behind? As an enrolled Oglala Sioux, Lawrence Janis also shares his heartfelt poetry on the subject. There is help and there is hope.