The Lakota traded regularly with other tribes of the Great Plains.

Here at Prairie Edge, we have had experience with our local armed forces who have asked permission to use the symbols of the Lakota Nation to honor and gain some of the Native Warrior ways. Our Lakota men and women serve in the military to help protect our rights as American citizens so we can continue to speak out against injustice and practice our ways both old and new.

In 1876, Crazy Horse led a group of Lakotansand Cheyennes in the Great Sioux War.

This I believe, and all my people belive thesame."- Chief Joseph (Hinmaton, Yalatkit) Nez Perce-(Nimiputimt) (???-1905)(Nee-Mee-Poo/hinmatowyalßhtqit) (Thunder coming up over the land fromthe water)Witha prayer in my mouth I dashed unarmed through a line of soldiers my clotheswere cut to piece my horse was wounded but I was not hurt, as I reached thedoor of my lodge my wife handed me my rifle saying "here's your gun...fight"-Heinmot Tooyalaket (Chief Joseph), Nez PerceI havecarried a heavy load on my back ever since I was a boy.


There are lots of traditional Lakota legends and fairy tales.

The Chief is considered tobe the most learned, and the leader of the tribe.

Ouray the Arrow, Chief of the UtesArthur Parker
- Althoughthis country was once wholly inhabited by Indians, the tribes, and many ofthem once powerful, who occupied the countries now constituting the stateseast of the Mississippi, have, one by one, been exterminated in their abortiveattempts to stem the westward march of civilization .If any triberemonstrated against the violation of their natural and treaty rights, membersof the tribe were inhumanly shot down and treated as mere dogs .It isresumed that humanity dictated the original policy of the removal andconcentration of the Indians in the West to save them from threatened extinction.


The Legend of the Lakota Warrior - Prairie Edge

Tȟašúŋke Witkó () was a warrior of the Oglala band of the Lakotas. He was born in 1840 and his mother died when he was four years old. He was also the cousin of Touch the Clouds and it is said that he saved the life of Crazy Horse few times and the duo remained with him when he died.

Though the Sioux were known as great warriors, ..

As a youngster, Crazy Horse witnessed the murder of their chief Conquering Bear at the Grattan Massacre after which he started having trance visions related to a warrior who was not harmed in battle. His father interpreted the vision and told him that in the future he will become that warrior. This prophecy became true for the most part as Crazy Horse was very rarely harmed in battle.

Lakota warriors and chiefs were well ..

The author of the manuscript that forms the core of this book, Almer N. Blazer, the son of J. H., was 14 when he arrived at La Manquina in 1878, the year after Santana's death. Almer Blazer spent the greater part of his life on the Mescalero reservation. He lived among and became friendly with its people, became fluent in Apache and Spanish, becoming in his early years "as much Indian as white man", in the words of a grandson. C. L. Sonnichsen and Eve Ball, both noted historians of the Mescalero, said of him that he knew and understood the Mescalero better than any other Anglo.

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He married six wives, following the Apache tradition.

8) Pontiac

Known as Obwandiyag in Ottawa, Chief Pontiac defended the Great LakesRegion from the invasion and occupation of the British Troops.