I am an Indian

Poem by Wilbur A. Riegert, Illustrations by Vincent Hunts Horse. Click the image to see a larger version, or RIGHT CLICK HERE to save a PDF version for your own personal use.

I am an Indian, poem by Wilbur A. Riegert

Excerpt from “I am a Sioux Indian”by Wilbur A. Riegert

Nature provides its own trials and hardships. Wild animal life, mountains, rivers, blazing hot sun and bitter winter blizzards are but a few.

Through trial and error, the American Indian prepared himself to face those tribulations. Taking his meager belongings, he moved often, guided by signs of nature. The Indian prayed for daily manna. His prayer book was a Sacred Pipeā€”his Cathedral the gardens of Mother Nature.

By color, the Sioux Indian Nation has always religiously recognized the four cardinal colors, represented here.