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Storyteller, insurgent, medication guy, Lame Deer was once born virtually a century in the past at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he used to be many stuff within the white man’s world—rodeo clown, painter, prisoner. yet, principally, he was once a holy guy. Lame Deer’s tale is one in every of a harsh adolescence and reckless manhood, a shotgun marriage and divorce, a historical past and folklore as wealthy this day as whilst first published—and of his fierce fight to maintain his satisfaction intact, residing as a stranger in his personal ancestral land.
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30S, but plenty of lions. A ll this begetting made me think of women, and that didn’t help. I began to mumble to m y self. I used to go out and holler just to hear my own voice. Those yellow-eyed sheep watched me. They thought I had gone crazy. Once in a while one of them died through some accident, and I went on a diet of sheep, ram, lamb and mutton, as they say. I lost all track of time, didn’t know which day of the week it was. Hell, I wasn’t even sure of the month. One day I saw a cloud of dust.
I could see she had a soft, warm, moist spot there waiting for that man of hers. She took me out to where her husband was, a long w ay off in the unfenced country where they had a big flock of sheep. That husband sure was glad to see me, a jolly man with a barefoot head that was shining in the sun whenever he took off his hat to wipe it. T hey were in a hurry to leave me and be off by themselves. I had a notion these two wouldn’t drive straight home but rest a few times under some cottonwoods. They hadn’t seen each other for some time.
I won’t use it. Dump the son-of-a-bitch gold fish in there. K ill the damn cow, eat him up. Tom orrow is another day. ” I felt proud o f this old man. He expressed what I felt. He gave me courage. I was cut loose, drifting like a leaf the wind tore from a tree. I listened to many white preachers o f all denomina tions am ply because I was curious to hear what they had to say. But I had no need o f their churches. I carried m y own church within me. I went to peyote meetings and had visions. I wanted to feel, smell, hear and see, but not see with m y eyes and m y mind only.