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... in their beer garden. The band was playing "I shot the sheriff". Coincidence?
Right next to Wild Bill lays Calamity Jane, another wild west legend. In her day she was fixated with Wild Bill and often hinted that they were a couple. Wild Bill always vehemently denied these rumours, saying that he was a married man. Anyway, he got shot and buried, and Calamity Jane lived a fair while longer. Her last request was that she be buried next to ...
... there you are before the POTUS's. Washington, who came up with the policy of Indian Removal; Jefferson, who preferred cultural extrication to physical genocide; Roosevelt who thought all non-whites were inferior; and Lincoln who shared these beliefs and who made time during the busy Civil War to send troops against the Plains tribes. There they are carved into a rock that makes up the Hills that the Sioux and Cheyenne considered the place one's spirit goes ...
... seeing them and good food and drink.
Pictures will have to come later as they are on the camera and can't be downloaded yet. More on day 5 to come.
PS- I left out our stop at the Minuteman Missile Historical Site just outside the Badlands. While there we watched a short video on the why, how, where, and what this crucial part of our national defense was all about. We could not go down into the control room ...
The following prayer is attributed to Chief Yellow Lark- Lakota Sioux
O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds and whose
breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I come before you, one of your many children,
I am small and weak, I need your strength and
wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and my eyes
behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made, my ears sharp to hear your voice.
... they had some well known bands playing. We stayed here til about 10pm then headed back as we wanted to get up and out of the campground by 9am the next morning in order to see the pro hill climb at one of the bike clubs. On our way out we couldnt believe the queue, it would easily have been 300m long, and generally 3-4 people deep. Lucky we had got there before 8pm and had been able to walk straight in. I decide I'd use the earplugs tonight, and was rewarded with a good ...