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Jan 27, 2010

Fate Of Sitting Bull



                              
                        


                          


The three words for today are

GrieveKindredBeacon

Thom is the Moderator of  Three Word
Wednesday.  Three Word Wednesday



                                                                  
     Before dawn on December 15, 1890 the Lakota policemen burst into Sitting Bull's cabin and dragged him outside where his followers were gathering to protect him. In the gunfight that followed, one of the Lakota policemen put a bullet through Sitting Bull's head. His son, an indian brave, stood on top of standing rock making smoke signals as a beacon to anounce to the rest of the kindrid tribe that Sitting Bull had been killed. He was requesting them to join him to grieve the death of his father. Sitting Bull was buried at Fort Yates in North Dakota, and in 1953 his remains were moved to Mobridge, South Dakota, where a granite shaft marks his grave.

 


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13 comments:

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, that's a difficult one to comment on. However, I like the way you worked the words into this sad story.

ThomG said...

Being a resident of South Dakota, I know all too well the sad state of affairs - still - Native Americans face.

Crybbe666 said...

Wow!! Straight out brilliant. Enjoyed this immensely (in case you couldnt tell from the first two lines!!)

Lilibeth said...

Sad. I can't read history without feeling grief for the plight of the native Americans. Interesting how the word "kindred" tends to throw writers back to some kind of tribal times. I've seen it in several of these responses to the prompt.
http://gildorianne.blogspot.com/2010/01/three-word-wednesday-haiku.html

KB said...

Thank you for sharing this sad tale with us.

Stan Ski said...

The lessons of history often go ignored.

Susan said...

Funny, but the word kindred either makes me think of Vampires or kindred spirits ala Anne Of Green Gables. Great piece Larry. What our country did to the Naive Amercans is a blight on our history.

Tumblewords: said...

As a whole, we are a slow learnin' bunch! Good job.

Scott Clawson said...

Great piece. We send billions to help the rest of the world, yet the native Americans of this country still live in the utmost poverty. Thanks for what you wrote, tragic but enduring.

CJT said...

I love the use of the prompts in a non-fiction piece. Excellent work!

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Kitty said...

A really original use of the prompts in an interesting piece of writing.

Jay Thurston said...

Great account of a not-so great page in American history! This is sympathetic and savage at the same time. Thanks, I enjoyed reading it.

swapnap said...

Read and had to stop for a minute before i could comment. ThanK You for sharing this.