history & culture Storytelling


Was the first member of my dakota family that i met, in was in 1967, Minneapolis, Minnesota at the apartment of my foster brother, Stanley Rocks’ Mother, Ann, she told me about my Mother dying and how big of a family, i had, then, i went off to war, years later, she wanted to give me some land to build a house, she was so good, I love her so much, what a grand woman to bring me into the Oyate. Thank you, Tillie, rest in peace, love from me, that orphan you found…Thomas LaBlanc