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Tatanka and the Lakota People: A Creation Story

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Part of the Lakota creation legend and based on centuries of storytelling, Tatanka and the Lakota People tells how the buffalo came to live with the Lakotas, so that they would have life-sustaining food, shelter, and clothing.

Presented in Lakota as well as in English, this book describes the Lakotas’ creation, the trickery that caused them to move from the Underworld and t
Paperback, 40 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by South Dakota State Historical Society (first published October 3rd 2006)
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This is the story of creation, as told from the Lakota Indians. Each two-page spread has a small explanation, in English and in Lakota, and also a huge painting, done in flat two-dimensional styling. The simplistic paintings lend themselves to the beginning of time and old, traditional buffalo hides painted by Native American ancestors. The illustrations compliment each other, but can also stand alone. The Oglala Lakotas believe that humans surfaced from Mother Earth through Wind Cave, where we ...more
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