“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
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Thank you Cindy.
Lovely that how I feel about australia
This painting is very quiet- peaceful!!!! Wonderful and thank you for sharing!!!!
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Oh, I think this is outstanding – I love it. Nearly got a chill from the scene.
Thank you gpcox.
Nice reading about you
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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll definitely be back to look through your posts.
thank you dear 🙂
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?
A quick google of his name leads me to believe that, as he and Black Elk were contemporaries, it probably is the same guy.
Standing Bear may have been a contemporary, but what he is known for is successfully arguing in an American court that Native Americans had the right of habeus corpus or rights within the law. Pretty smart guy, I’d say.
Black Elk seemed like a pretty smart guy, as well.
I love the icy background on this hot August day. Namaste. . .Anne
Thank you, Anne.