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From valued commenter Ten Bears:
Basic intro: I’ve attended portions of the Rock Creek Powwow on Standing Rock every year since 2008 (the second weekend in August). I just like being there but it’s also a very striking event in that for 72 years they have been remembering and commemorating V-J Day and the end of WW II.
It’s a traditional Lakota powwow but clearly focused on honoring veterans – a significant portion of the local population. This year I got together with a vet friend of mine, his daughter and my son, to do a free baseball clinic in the four days leading up to the powwow.
Probably because our kids were there, and certainly because adult members of the community participated and helped out, it was a really good week. Then my friend was sort of adopted into the vets’ community for the powwow, participating in the Grand Entry (carrying a flag) and other events over the weekend.
This is in Bullhead, SD, near the site where Sitting Bull was born and where he was killed on the Grand River. I think all pics pretty much self-explanatory except the river valley one. That is the Grand River Valley overlooking the spot where Sitting Bull was killed on December 15, 1890. I was down there hiking to it with my son and a couple friends from the village.
Looks like a great time and place! I expect my friend Glenn has attended that powwow in times past, but a temporarily-fatal motorcycle accident this summer has him pretty much home-bound now – no more powwows, I expect. A reminder that a life of freedom can, in a moment, become one of confinement.
Thank you so much Ten Bears, do send us more when you can.
Have a great weekend, all. There’s lots of great stuff coming next week, so stay tuned!
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