Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions Setting & Symbolism

Richard Erdoes
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Peace Pipe

The most important object of ritual for the Sioux nation. It symbolizes man's relationship to the earth and to the spirits.

Mt. Rushmore

A mountain in the Black Hills, taken from the Sioux and on which are carved the faces of four U.S. Presidents.

Red Pipestone Rock

A specific type of rock, found in Minnesota from which the Sioux pipe bowl is made.

Green Frog Skin

Sioux term for white man's money.

Native American Church

Group of American Indians who use peyote as a part of their religious activities.

Wanblee

Tiny Sioux village in S. Dakota.

Uncle Tomahawk

Name given to Indians who capitulate to the white man.

Clicothehil

Prison reformatory in Ohio to which Lame Deer was sent

Pine Ridge

Sioux reservation in S. Dakota.

Hanblechia

Sioux name for a vision quest, the act of going into a pit for four days and nights...

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