Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Red Horse Owner, an Oglala Lakota, was the keeper of the Winter Count, a history of the most significant events of the year. This particular Winter Count dates from 1788 to the 1960s. Traditionally the Winter Count was always done by men until the 20th Century when the task was taken over by women. Usually a Lakota historian appointed his successor, usually a family member. These Winter Counts were drawn onto buffalo hides, but then buffalo disappeared they were recorded on fabric and later paper. Glyphs, an early form of writing, were used to record important events, but since the mid 20th Century the Winter Count is recorded in English. This Winter Count is on display at the Center For Western Studies, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
This Farm-O-Meter measures the percentage of food raised from their local Minnesota farm to be served at their restaurant, Wise Acres. They raise chickens, pigs, and cattle as well as maintaining a 40 acre garden raising fresh fruit and vegetables. No need to ask if the food there is good. It is great.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
This sign translates as, "Cuba Yes!!! 58 years of the revolution. Revolution is fighting for our dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world, which is the foundation of our patriotism, our socialism and our internationalism." It is unusual to see a picture of Fidel Castro in Cuba. They are rare in Havana, and only a few across the countryside. Che Guevara's Corda photo image is everywhere.