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John (Fire) Lame Deer “Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property. We didn’t kno...

Little Big Man- Oglala- Lakota. He was Crazy Horses best friend, 1877

Indian Chief Photo's...

During that ceremony he had a vision. He saw American soldiers falling on the ground like “grasshoppers falling from the sky.” When others became aware of Tatanka-Iyotanka’s vision, they followed him to the land of Little Big Horn. Soon after, General George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Calvary showed up to fight, which fulfilled Tatanka-Iyotanka’s vision. Hopefully everyone knows the story of Little Big Horn. If not, you can read some information about it HERE.

Kicking Bear touring with the Wild West Show

Photo of Native Americans Uinta Ute warrior and his bride on horseback,

Summit County, Colorado Original Inhabitants

Two Guns White Calf, the Blackfeet Indian Chief whose profile is on the Buffalo nickel

Chief Two Guns White Calf

Lakota: Tȟašúŋke Witkó - "His-Horse-Is-Crazy" or "His-Horse-Is-Spirited" ca 1840 - September 5, 1877

Native American by Luke Inman, via Flickr

[Native American drumming] by UIC Digital Collections, via Flickr