Sunrise in the Paha Sapa (Black Hills)

October 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Our Land

Paha Sapa, called this by the Lakota, is one of the oldest geological formations in the Western hemisphere. The hills are considered the “basis” of the great plains, where fresh water, vegetation and lush beauty abound.

The Lakota Nation have considered the Paha Sapa sacred, the center of our nation, for as long as the people can remember. The significance of the land to the Lakota people has resulted in struggle for over 100+ years to protect the land for the future generations. As native people say, “it is not the land that belongs to the people, it is the people who belong to the land.”

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