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Yellow Bird: Discovering the ancestral spirits


"It was a balmy 80 degrees when I followed the Corps of Discovery's North Dakota journey up the Missouri River. Wasps, with legs dangling and stingers ready, hovered over me while red dotted ladybugs crawled the walls of Fort Lincoln State Park, where my search for the Native American perspective of Lewis and Clark began.

In my journey, I took a side trip to the site of old Fort Manual Lisa, just south of the North Dakota/South Dakota border, where scholars say Sakakawea, the Shoshone Lemhi woman who was instrumental in the success of the Corp of Discovery, is buried. The site has been exposed because water in Lake Oahe is low.

It was there I discovered ancestral spirits."

Get the Story:
DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: In the realm of the spirits (The Grand Forks Herald 10/9)

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