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Walter Littlemoon   Wounded Knee Takeover  1973

Walter Littlemoon Wounded Knee Takeover 1973

March 30, 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.

Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer Part II

Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer Part II

March 23, 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.   

Larry Brewer, Traditional Dancer

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. 

Walter Mills Lakota Elder Part II

Walter Mills Lakota Elder Part II

March 9, 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.

Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

Walter Mills, Lakota Elder

March 2, 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.

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