How many wives?  

rm_ajahn2 65M
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5/12/2006 7:39 pm

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5/13/2006 3:18 pm

How many wives?

How many wives, did Sitting Bull have?

When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world; the sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them? What white man can say I ever stole a penny of his money? Yet, they say I am a thief. What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian. What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and unfed? Who has ever seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken? Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am a Sioux; because I was born where my father lived; because I would die for my people and my country?
On himself, in TC McLuhan, “Touch the Earth”
Circa 1831-90 Sachem of the Hunkpapa. Sioux Nation

Ps This is a rhetorical question; there are no prizes!


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