We have many more important and viscerally connected people on this site than I. They will provide the perfect tribute for which I am incapable. What my connection here is the loss of language. I am a mongrel but of Irish heritage. I know first hand how Irish (language) was suppressed. How all indigenous languages are suppressed -- destroyed.
That's my tiny connection. I await our Native Americans to provide perfect eulogies. All I want to do is offer:
Peace and blessings for our brother, Albert White Hat. Peace and blessings for his family, friends and the Lakota Tribe. Peace and blessings for all of our beloved First . . . lovers of this virgin country and their generations of lovers.
Oddly enough, I've found incredible noble pictures of the Lakota. Not one of them have I been able to copy here -- and I'm not an utter moran on copying and pasting.
Take my word. This is a proud and beautiful tribe. I'm a mongrel just trying to make sense of insanity.
Blessings to all who loved Albert White Hat. Blessings to all of our abused friends who were here thousands before our virus/bacteria ridden Western European ancestors.