Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires

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Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires

Across the rolling plains of the Midwest, a great nation was created by a people who had their own system of government and a livelihood that was forever changed by settlers and trappers. The Oyate, the people, tell their own history and sustaining culture in this Emmy-nominated, hour-long documentary funded by the South Dakota Education Department.

 
 

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