One Bull tells his history to Col. A.B. Welch: I am 82 winters. My father’s name was Makes Room for Him.  My father was Minniconjou.  My mother was Hunkpapa.  Her name was Lady Good Plume. Sitting Bull’s mother’s name was Her Secret Door Woman.  She is buried on the edge of a round mound-like hill, a short distance southwest of the old ‘issue corral,’ […]

Where did spring go?

With summer officially just a few weeks away, people are wondering where did spring go? It seems that the last three years we have had less than a month of spring heading straight into Summer. Most do not mind the above average temperatures we have experienced. One day the trees and bushes were bare the next day they were almost […]

Grouchy Gourmet recommends Custer Battlefield Trading Post Café, Crow Agency, MT

June 25th, 2023, will mark the 147th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, formerly known as Custer’s Last Stand.   The day will be filled with festivities: speeches from tribal leaders, gallant parades of Northern Cheyenne and Sioux riders who literally ride hundreds of miles to the Battlefield in memorial, morning sunrise prayer ceremony, much good camaraderie […]

Returning starters gear up to help teams make playoffs

It’s getting closer and closer to preseason as the traditional Hall of Fame kicks off August 3 featuring the Cleveland Browns versus the New York Jets. Offseason Training Activities are fully underway with each team evaluating their draft stock. As we mentioned, it is also a time in which teams are still actively waiving and signing players to their rosters. […]

Post 22 struggles as host of Veteran’s Classic

RAPID CITY—Coming into the 4th Annual Veteran’s Classic, the host Post 22 program looked to be in the catbird seat. The Hardhats had recently taken two of three from the Cheyenne Sixers, perhaps the best team in the Upper Midwest, and the Post 22 17 U Expos were sitting on an impressive 16-2 record. But when the smoke cleared after […]

Isaak “Harry Bunk” Henry Allen Left Hand. 85 


January 31, 1938 ~ May 17, 2023 PINE RIDGE – Isaak Henry Allen Left Hand “Titakuye Slolkiey” (Knows His Relatives), 85, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 17, 2023 at the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home in Martin, SD.  Isaak was born on January 31, 1938 in Pine Ridge, SD to a family who loved him […]

Adonis Lee Little Dog  “Tatanka Najin”, 29


May 28, 1993 ~ May 23, 2023 CASPER, Wyo – Adonis Lee Little Dog was born on May 28, 1993 in Rosebud, SD to Luis Little Dog and Gayle Brushbreaker.  Adonis made his journey to the Spirit World on May 23, 2023 in Casper, WY. Adonis is survived by his father, Luis (Sharon) Little Dog; mother, Gayle Brushbreaker; son, True […]

Peter Carl Gay, 72


April 30, 1951 ~ May 29, 2023 KYLE – Peter Carl Gay, 72, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 29, 2023 at his home in Kyle, SD. Peter was born on April 30, 1951 at home in Kyle, SD to Alexander Gay and Sophie (Red Wolf) Gay.  Peter is survived by his wife, Leora Cindy Mercado; children, […]

Lila Jean Cortier  “Tiwahe Tehilapi Win” 87


July 9, 1935 ~ May 31, 2023 PINE RIDGE – Lila Jean (Pretty Boy) Cortier, 87, made her journey to the Spirit World on May 31, 2023 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Lila was born on July 9, 1935 in Porcupine, SD to Levi Pretty Boy and Hazel Pine Bird. Lila loved to travel, visit […]

Debbie Theresa Marie Black Lance “Pejuta To Win”, 63


May 16, 1960 ~ May 29, 2023 MISSION – Debbie Theresa Marie Black Lance “Pejuta To Win” 63, made her journey to the Spirit World on May 29, 2023. Debbie was born May 16, 1960. When I must leave you for a little while, Please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the […]