Family Gathering

Family Gathering Gale F. Trapp, 2012

Family Gathering
Gale F. Trapp, 2012

“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’.

Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was the land ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame.

Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with blessings of the Great Mystery.”
-Chief Luther Standing Bear of the Oglala band of Sioux

22 thoughts on “Family Gathering

  1. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  2. One of my oldest books is Black Elk Speaks, it was illustrated by Standing Bear, is Standing Bear a common Oglala name, or is it the same person?

  3. A quick google of his name leads me to believe that, as he and Black Elk were contemporaries, it probably is the same guy.

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