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  • I have had thoughts about my ethnocentricity for some time and I would like to share it with you. I was at the Pow Wow recently and was talking to some people. I greeted them and welcomed them to the center of the Universe, of course they laughed and I told them I could prove it to them. I started talking about the world and how they thought of the American Indian. When the world thinks of the Indians it is not the Seminole or the Navajo, it is the Plains Indian. But when they think of the Plains Indian they do not think about about the Cheyenne or the Arapaho or even the Pawnee and Crow. They think of the Lakota, but they do not think of the Sicangu or Hunkpapa, they think of the the Oglala and the image they see is the Oglala Warrior riding bareback on the Horse.
    When you think of the Oglala, Crazy Horse comes to mind but there were many Oglalas who were brave and humble. The thought of Crazy Horse and Custer brings to mind the US Army and the arrogance it came with and with the Oglala and Crazy Horse there was a humility, thinking of others rather than yourself. Rich White Eyes came home to a celebration and homecoming. He is going to Afganistan and another Oglala Warrior will fight the world to protect the Flag of the United States. It is said when we captured Custers flag we own it now and we will die to protect Old Glory. Hoka Hey it is a good day to be alive in the Center of the Universe!
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