No hearts on the ground here….Pilamayaye yelo, Wakan Tanka!

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hearts on the ground

Truth of the matter is our women have had their hearts ripped from their chest, thrown to the ground, and trampled upon.

The good news is they are picking them back up and like the Bionic Woman of television fame becoming stronger- the shame is that for the most part they are having to do it themselves while “warriors” posture and devote their pursuits to other areas.

What has become an historical denigration and abuse of our women is an indisputable sign of assimilation-an adoption of the boat peoples attitude that women are chattel-a sort of servant indentured by the act of marriage or cohabitation-property to do with as the “owner” deems fit.

Yet the “warriors” are long on talk about tradition, sovereignty, and being nobodies puppet-they’ll bristle at the very implication that they display the telltale signs of assimilation.

Confusion reigns supreme-a confusion that has led to talking the…

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About Looking Back Woman-Suzanne Dupree

Tetuwan Lakota scholar, educator, historian, Sun Dance participant, Cannunpa carrier, cultural & spiritual preservationist, journalist-writer and fraud investigator.
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