According to a Dakota Sioux legend, Unktomi was going along; his way lay along by the side of a lake. Out on the lake there were a great many ducks, geese, and swans swimming. When Unktomi saw them he went backward out of sight, and picking some grass, bound it up in a bundle.
The so-called oral histories of many of the Indian tribes are often based on actual events, even those deemed as myths. If one takes the time to study the prophecies and the medicine of the Hopi, Lakota and other Indian nations, I believe they would be startled to find that so many of these predictions and cures are true.
The White Buffalo Woman Legend, or how the Lakota got the Peace Pipe…One summer so long ago that nobody knows how long, the OcetiShakowin, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Oyate, the nation, came together and camped. The sun shone all the time, but there was no game and the people were starving. Every day they sent scouts to look for game, but the scouts found nothing.
The End of the World.. KEYWORDS: sioux legend badlands legend Sunka Sapa legend native american legend end of the world legend lakota legend lahkota legend maka sica AUTHOR: Lakota story told by Jenny Leading Cloud (White River, Rosebud reservation, SD) to Richard Erdoes in 1967 Somewhere at a place where the prairie and the Maka […]
KEYWORDS: Sioux legend spider legend oral story Indian legend Indian story oral tradition myth SOURCE: Sioux oral story There were once upon a time two young men who were very great friends, and were constantly together. One was a very thoughtful young man, the other very impulsive, who never stopped to think before he committed […]
Keywords: Lakota star knowledge Indian beliefs about the stars legends Sioux star legend Big Dipper Orion’s Belt Seven Council Fires Fallen Star Lakota constellations winter sky mythology Devil’s Tower Harney Peak magpie Greek’s Betelgeuse Pleiades buffalo in the stars Black Hills legend Lakota astronomy The Lakota constellations are visible in the winter sky, and they […]
Keywords: Sioux legend sioux oral story legends aboriginal legend indigenous peoples stories moral lessons teaching story Lakota teachings Source: Sioux legend The Creator gathered all of creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.”