By Luther Standing Bear
Luther status endure, a Lakota Sioux born within the 1860s, heard those legends in his adolescence, while his humans have been being moved to reservations. Haunting in temper and imagery, they rejoice the previous nomadic lifetime of the Sioux whilst buffalo have been considerable and all nature fed the spirit. The twenty tales honor not just the buffalo but also the puppy, horse, eagle, and wolf as workaday helpers and brokers of divine intervention; the knowledge of the medication guy; and the heroism and resourcefulness of person women and men. Luther status endure is the writer of Land of the noticed Eagle, My humans the Sioux, and My Indian Boyhood (also Bison Books).
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Up above was his horse, which would stand patiently waiting for him to return. The fine meat lying there would spoil, and he, forced to stay on the ledge, would starve to death. He tried to think of some means of getting away, but no thought came to him. He tried shouting at the top of his voice, but no one heard, and his calls passed away into the air like smoke. The parent eagles continued to circle close, so he knew that no one was near.
It sped swift and true. It came close to the body of the man and disappeared in the brush. His second arrow followed so close that it might have been shot by another warrior. This arrow found its mark in the shoulder of the enemy now flying for the cover of brush and willows. Still for flight, Turn- 52/199 53/199 54/199 His arm rose high for a distance flight Page 19 ing Bear held his third and last arrow for the foe that might now swarm from the woods. But all was quiet and Turning Bear went on to the village.
Nothing happened to him, so he began to think. Up above was his horse, which would stand patiently waiting for him to return. The fine meat lying there would spoil, and he, forced to stay on the ledge, would starve to death. He tried to think of some means of getting away, but no thought came to him. He tried shouting at the top of his voice, but no one heard, and his calls passed away into the air like smoke. The parent eagles continued to circle close, so he knew that no one was near.