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Lakota Wisdom & Westward Expansion

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CHORUS 1 CHARACTER RESEARCH

The Buffalo God
See “Lakota History and Culture”
Drinks Water—ancestral Lakota medicine man
http://www.native-americans-online.com/native-american-medicine.html

Four Horns—Sitting Bull’s uncle/Lakota shirt-wearer
http://www.littlebighorn.info/Indians/FourHorns.htm

Good-Voiced Elk—war chief at Sitting Bull’s 1st coup
See: “Lakota History and Culture”

Her Holy Door—Sitting Bull’s mother
See: “Lakota History and Culture”

Little Crow—Lakota elder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoyateduta

Returns Again—Sitting Bull’s father
See: “Lakota History and Culture”
http://www.manataka.org/page55.html

 

CHORUS 2 CHARACTER RESEARCH

Crow’s Foot—Sitting Bull’s son
See: “Sitting Bull” and “Lakota History and Culture”

Four Robes—Sitting Bull’s wife
See: “Sitting Bull” or “Lakota History and Culture”

Good Feather—Sitting Bull’s widowed sister
See: “Sitting Bull” or “Lakota History and Culture”

Has Many Horses—Sitting Bull’s child
See: “Sitting Bull” or “Lakota History and Culture”

Seen By The Nation—Sitting Bull’s wife/Four Robes’ sister
See: “Sitting Bull” or “Lakota History and Culture”

Snow On Her—Sitting Bull’s wife
See: “Sitting Bull” or “Lakota History and Culture”

Walks Along/Walks Looking—Sitting Bull’s child
See: “Sitting Bull” or “Lakota History and Culture”

 

 

 

CHORUS 5 CHARACTER RESEARCH

Crawler—Sitting Bull’s boyhood friend
http://www.standingrocktourism.com/history/chiefView.asp?ID=37

Standing Bear—respected Minicoujous warrior
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_Bear

Gall—great Hunkpapa warrior/war chief
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/d_h/gall.htm
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2008/fall/gall.html
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/224173/Gall

Iron Hawk —respected Hunkpapa warrior
See “Battle of Little Bighorn” or “Lakota History and Culture”

Jumping Bull—Sitting Bull’s adopted brother
See “Battle of Little Bighorn” or “Lakota History and Culture”

One Bull—Sitting Bull’s nephew
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Bull

White Bull—Sitting Bull’s nephew/killed Custer 

http://www.nps.gov/libi/historyculture/white-bull.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Bull
http://www.firstpeople.us/native-american/photographs/richard-white-bull-oglala-1899.html