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  1. LAKOTA COSMIC EIKASIA BASED ON THE WORK OF RONALD GOODMAN’S LAKOTA STAR KNOWLEDGE

  2. “MITAKUYE OYASIN!” “We are all related!” “All my relations!”

  3. WHOW ARE THESE PEOPLE? • SINCE 1640, COMMONLY KNOWN AS “SIOUX” • THE FRENCH ASKED THE NEARBY WINNEBAGOS WHO RESPONDED: Nadowe-is-iw-ug, “The smaller enemy” (as opposed to the Iroquois who were the “bigger” enemy) • The French heard Naduesiu, which became “Sioux” in English

  4. Oceti Sakowin “THE SEVEN FIREPLACES” Seven “tribes” of linguistic and cultural cousins

  5. Oceti Shakowin

  6. Oceti Shakowin • Occupied the upper Mississippi River area for over 2000 years. • The Teton (Lakota) moved West to the prairie land of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming • Carefully observed the star constellations in relation to the seasons and the geography

  7. Oceti Shakowin WHEN THEY ACQUIRED THE HORSE, THEY BECAME VERY PROFICIENT HORSEMEN, WARRIORS AND BUFFALO HUNTERS

  8. APPROACHING NATIVE ICONS FOUR MAIN INTERACTIVE FACTORS: THE PEOPLE THE LAND THE POWERS THE CEREMONIES

  9. THE EXPERIENCE OF DIRECTIONALITY • OUR SENSE OF DIRECTION COMES FROM OUR EXPERIENCE OF BODIEDNESS: • LOCATION IN THE COSMOS • WE HAVE FOUR SIDES (4) • WE ARE SITUATED IN THE MIDDLE (1) • BETWEEN UP AND DOWN (2) THUS THERE ARE SEVEN DIRECTIONS (7)

  10. DIRECTIONAL STRUCTURE OF COSMOS

  11. EARTH SURFACE VALUE STRUCTURE

  12. LAKOTA MONTHS/SEASONS

  13. DIRECTIONS LINK TO HIGHER VALUES

  14. A TIPI IS A MICRO-COSMOS

  15. AN ICON OF LAKOTA COSMOS

  16. A LAKOTA HIDE MAP OF BLACK HILLS

  17. CORRESPONDING STAR PATTERNS

  18. CHART LINKING STARS TO LAND

  19. ANNUAL MIGRATION BASED ON STARS