Out of Touch
As we move through the first decade of the 21st century, these traditional ways, these symbolic features, and this driving force have been in short supply for some time.

Today, far too many Lakota men and boys of the Great Sioux Nation who live within this country's northern plains region are finding it harder and harder to experience a condition of "place" and "purpose" within a 21st century bicultural tribal experience. As these weakened warriors struggle to try to come to grips with differing norms, motivations, and expectations, their thoughts are ... it just doesn't feel right!

Now more than ever Lakota men believe that their role in a traditional sense has diminished so much over the last century that today they serve little, if any purpose in an Indian family setting. Generations upon generations realize without exception that they have witnessed the construction of a falsely construed (counterfeit) social environment. That the ruling authority (the United States Government) has pressed upon them a deceptive way of living based on non-traditional symmetry with an improper equilibrium. In other words, countless Lakota elders and spirit leaders all lament and cry out the same sentiment, "There is simply no balance anymore!".

This now dangerous echo can be heard all over Indian country and is today viewed to be a very serious problem. If these tribal shortcomings are not soon corrected, the social damage that is now taking place could one day reach irreversible catastrophic proportions. We believe that it is critical that this Indian walk of life soon becomes healed and strengthened ... in a very traditional way!


Louis Wirl Wind Horse
and Mrs. Wirl Wind Horse

Louis Wirl Wind Horse was the last surviving Sioux warrior who had rode and perfomed in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows. Louis' friendship with Connolly provided a great opportunity for Connolly to learn first hand how Lakota men felt about the destruction of warrior societies and the effect this would have on future generations.