|Passionate about her future. I loved the contrast between these two women.|
|We couldn't really hear her, but she is beautiful.|
|My niece and I loved this young man. We dubbed him Angry man. He wrote a wonderful piece about Bear Hunter who was killed and tortured: lived strong for his ideals and died for them. A blog about Bear Hunter tells more. The soldiers in an act of extreme cruelty, heated a bayonet in the fire and forced it through his ears.|
|The Spring Creek Singers|
Today, was the first time I've been to the commemoration which is held every year on the site of the massacre, sacred ground. Just like many groups I'm involved with, I was an outsider today. Today I heard the story from those who tell it best, those whose story it is to tell. My niece Sara and I attended the ceremony and felt honored to be there. Here are some highlights. Though our feet were freezing, it was a beautiful sunny clear day--warm compared to the day 149 years ago where many were beaten, tortured, raped, and murdered. It was a day of remembering, of reflection, honoring, and vowing never to forget. The ceremony began with a flag ceremony with the Spring Creek Singers and and the most spiritual heartfelt prayer I've ever heard. All in all, a Sabbath well spent.
|This young woman sang|
|Jason Walker introduced the ceremony and guests|