Monthly Archives: December 2011

Significant Dreaming

I launched the Great Plains Trail Project at the beginning of 2011 as a vision, and it is a vision that has occupied my thinking everyday since.  I have written of my original inspiration from twenty years ago.  I have … Continue reading

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Where the Wind Blew Free

The final group of Native Americans along the Great Plains Trail are the Apache.  Apache is a name that denotes a larger group of peoples, but who really belong to several different bands.  The Great Plains Trail passes through Jicarilla … Continue reading

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Run to the Hills

The next tribe along the Great Plains Trail is the Arapaho. One hundred forty-seven years ago (1864) in what is now Eastern Colorado a group of Arapaho as well as Cheyenne Indians were camped along Sand Creek.  One of their … Continue reading

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Getting My Bearings

The next tribe along the Great Plains Trail is the Cheyenne.  I would like to relate a personal story about a place the Cheyenne believe is sacred. This past summer I had the opportunity to hike Bear Butte in South … Continue reading

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The Sun Rose and Set on Their Land

The next tribe we encounter along our southward journey on the Great Plains Trail is the Lakota.  The Lakota is a member of the larger Great Sioux Nation.  The Great Sioux Nation  consists of 7 tribes known in the Lakota … Continue reading

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