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Day 332 Swap Windows

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Swap Windows

Today’s Daily Create [ @ds106dc #tdc3315 ] is to swap what you see outside your window. I chose to add to that, and do a bit of history: Outside the window of Fort Abraham Lincoln in Dakota Territory in June, 1876 before the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Fort Abraham Lincoln, which is what the fort was called at the time, is above the On-A-Slant Mandan Indian village, one of my favorite places to visit and learn.

On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village Earth Lodge, photo taken July, 2019

I was there in 2019 when I snapped both pictures. I’ve been to both places many times with my cousins each summer while growing up.

So take a look out and imagine the world– from both homes of the people of that time. I chose the fort window, which probably has a name– it’s probably a “defense” position, because it looks like a window and you can see the expanse of the North Dakota prairie out that window– the prairie that belonged to the Mandan, Hidatsa, Lakota, and more of the Sioux people. The village earth lodges I visited did not have windows and the door views were not set for the expanse views.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit some place in North Dakota, I recommend the On-A-Slant Mandan Indian village, and Knife River Indian Villages, whose park rangers when I visited were Native American.

I would also like to share with you the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center who provide educational toolkits and information to solve the issue of #MMIW Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Native American women suffer such devastation ten times more often than any other people. Be aware and support the movement if you can.

MMIW Task Force Rally, MN [Public Domain] May 20, 2019: https://flic.kr/p/25mF6pX

Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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