Tanka parades around its Homecoming Queen and King

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Tanka parades around its Homecoming Queen and King

By Jason Stover, story, and Mark Hopkins and Junior Stover, photos

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Posted Sept. 11, 2009

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It's official! A good time was had by all this morning as the Little Wound Mustangs got ready to play the Eagle Butte Braves in Tanka's hometown of Kyle, S.D. And we're mighty proud of our team!

With a week full of pep rallies, a bonfire and the parade firing them up, the Mustangs were ready to play some football. As a last-minute entry to the parade, the Tanka corporate float sauntered down Main Street in what looks like is going to be our annual tradition. (We had one last year, too.) We had to show some school pride and support for the education of our reservation youth -- not to mention the rare opportunity to soak up some beautiful sun on a work day.

A number of Tanka team members participated. Jason Stover drove the float, and Tanya Hunter and Eric Pourier were nominated (by us) to be the Tanka Bar King and Queen. The parade made its way around the little town of Kyle, and around every corner, the royal couple were greeted with smiles and cheers for the Tanka Bar.

Little Wound High School was named after Chief Little Wound, an Oglala Lakota who believed in the education of his people as a means to create a better future. The school also incorporates the four traditional Lakota values: wisdom, generosity, courage and respect in everyday teachings.

Just so you know, the Mustangs won the big game in overtime.

For more information about the home of the Mustangs: Little Wound School



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Winter Owl on Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:45:40
Way to go! Education IS the key to the future. Now I'll have to learn more about Chief Little Wound. If only the wasichu would adopt those four principles rather than greed, jealousy, hatred and genocide!

Jim Crowley on Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:46:8
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!