Vince says THE TIME IS NOW, TAKE UP YOUR SWORD AND FOLLOW ME, IF WE ARE ALL TOGETHER WE CANNOT LOSE!
I have heard this before. His name was Wo-Wo-Ka.
The times were more desperate than the people had ever known, they were penned in, there was no food, the women and children were dying in numbers and each night and each day was filled with the sound of our people crying. But most of the warriors had gone out to battle and been defeated, their blood was getting covered over by snow, there were a few warriors but most of these followed the Way Of Peace and Black Kettle and these remaining finally cast off their cloaks and listened to one skinny old man wrapped in a tattered buffalo robe as he shouted his new medicine.
He had been given a vision, you see, from Wakan Tunka, the Great Spirit that if we put on the markings of this shirt, this Ghost Shirt then we would be protected from Wasi (white face) bullets and we could save the people.
And the remianing warriors were encouraged and life came back into their faces and they shouted HOKA HEY! and they put on the Ghost Shirts and prayed and they went into battle.
And they got mowed down so fast...
"They" had us pinned down not only by rifles and light field pieces (howitzers) but a new and deadly gun called Gattling. And they mowed down our women and children and chased down the surivors on horse back except for a very few who escaped.
Now would you believe that one of those who escaped was none other than Wo-Wo-Ka himself?
Well you should because it's true and know what happened to Wo-Wo-Ka then?
I am told they ripped him limb from limb, they pulled the eyes from his face, they yanked the tongue out of his mouth, they cut him into pieces and then they cut the pieces of the pieces into pieces and then they cut the pieces of the pieces of the pieces into pieces and then they covered what was left with dirt and pissed on him and reviled his ancestors.
Bet you never heard that part of the story before. All you heard was this mystic order of Ghost Shirts. Well guess what? It's not your fault. Because this is the part they didn't teach you in school. Know why?
You only learn this in our school.
Wo-Wo-Ka was a man, this much we know. He was a man who had a vision, this we also know. But what we walked away with is this man's vision was not at all helpful to us at the time. And thus did a potentially great leader become known to us as one of the biggest idiots of all time.
VINCENT, PUT THIS TWISIN INTO YOUR CHANNUP AND WA IT.
Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.
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