I, HakiktaWin live my Teton name everyday in every way.
Every footstep upon Mother Earth…a prayer to Wakan Tanka/Jesus Christ!
My story has been told by many people, and now it is time for me to tell
my own story of Looking Back Woman.
Your name is your identity, it will not be denied.
It is whispered on the gentle breezes I spring, caressing the mountain tops.
Your name is whispered, as the stream glides along its path to the sea, whispering of strength and power.
Your name is your identity, guard it wisely, for it speaks of you past and of your future.
Anita Greene March 15, 2001
Living your name is an old Tetuwan Lakota lifeway of living & of being.
On Aug 18, 1975 in Green Grass, South Dakota, Ceremonial Chief and Holy Man of the Western Teton Sioux, Frank Fools Crow would bestow Looking Back Woman to me, as my adult Lakota name, which would embark me on the most incredible journey of a…
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