November is American Indian Heritage Month. The photos are honor of this heritage. The tipi lamp, the beads and the drum were made by a member of the Quanah Parker family and given to me during their family reunion in 1982 while I was in the Army at Fort Sill. The model wooden sled and the duck bookends were made by my wife’s grandfather, the son of a Brotherton Indian. My grandfather was born in a sod cabin in Nebraska and told of riding and hunting with the local tribesmen. As a child growing up by the Platte River, I was well aware the people who had been there before us and wondered what life must have been like for them.
The poem, Redman in the Midst, in honor of those who came before and of those who remain. See: https://eskildoodle.com/redman-in-the-midst/