Gratify yourself with a copy of this beautiful book "Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies in Lakota Theology" by Ronald Goodman. Contact your nearest bookstore or order one off of Amazon, after you've donated a little something to the LastRealIndians to preserve Pe'Sla.
Pe’ Sla: The Heart Of All That Is
Sacred Site Of The Lakota Is Threatened
By Chase Iron Eyes, Last Real Indians
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Right now, the Oceti Sakowin (The Seven Council Fires), aka The Great Sioux Nation is battling against the clock to save one of its most sacred sites, Pe’ Sla, The Heart Of All That Is. Pe’ Sla, located in the center of the Black Hills of South Dakota,
is considered to be the heart of everything that is by the Oceti Sakowin. It is part of their creation story, Pe’ USA Sla
plays a crucial role in the star knowledge of the Sioux. Ceremonies essential
to their culture and beliefs, that Tribal elders and spiritual leaders explain
help keep the universe in harmony, must be conducted at Pe’ Sla.
On August 25, 2012, the Reynolds Family will auction 1,950 acres in five tracts of land to the highest bidder. Once sold, it is highly likely that Pe’ Sla will be opened up for development; the State of South Dakota is considering building a road directly through it.
We at LastRealIndians believe our sacred places were taken illegally by the
government, and are collaborating with the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux Tribe)
and other bands of the Oceti Sakowin
to centralize fundraising to save one of our most precious sacred sites, Pe ‘ Sla.
In an unprecedented, collective effort the Oceti
Sakowin is attempting to buy as much of Pe’
Sla as possible, to save it from destruction and ensure that future
generations of the Oceti Sakowin and
other First Nations that consider the Black Hills holy, will continue to have
access to this vital sacred site to practice their faith on its
ceremonial grounds in its natural, pristine state.
Help save Pe’
Sla, the Heart of the Sioux Nation. Click on
this link to make a contribution. Any amount given, no matter how small,
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is working with LastRealIndians.com to accept donations from both Tribes and individuals who want to join in keeping religious freedoms for Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people alive and intact at Pe’ Sla. Send contributions to:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Pe
or online with LRI at:www.indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland. All donations to the tribe are tax-deductible and will only be used toward the purchase of Pe’ Sla.
Additional Contact Info:
Phone: (605) 268-0434
*Oceti Sakowin (oh-CHAY-tee shaw-KOH-wee), or Seven Council Fires, is the traditional term that the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people collectively refer to themselves. There are seven tribes, or bands, that make up the Seven Council Fires: Mdewakanton, Wahkpekute, Wahpetowon, and Sissetowon speak the Dakota dialect; Ihanktowona and Ihanktowon speak Nakota; Teton who speak Lakota. The Teton in composed of seven tribes or bands: Huncpapa, Sihasapa, Mniconjou, Itazipco, Oohenunpa, Sicangu, and Oglala.