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White Elk: When you were born

White Elk: When you were born
 
Photo: Hollow Horn Bear, Lakota (Sioux), by Edward S. Curtis.

 

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When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.

(White Elk - Otoe tribe)
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Recommended reading:

'Lakota Belief and Ritual'
By James R. Walker (Author), Elaine A. Jahner (Editor), Raymond J. DeMallie (Editor)

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"The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief." (Plains Anthropologist)

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