Michante etan (poetry): "Star Spirit" and "To My Other Skin" (encore)

Sep 8, 2020

"Star People" by Ed Two Eagle
Credit Seven Council Fires Native Art/Facebook

  (This episode originally aired April 21, 2020)

Jim Rock is a little bit starstruck.

For one thing, he's an ethnoarcheoastronomer.

For another thing, Dakota people believe they come from the star world.

And for another thing, when asked to read a poem in Dakota, Jim not only found one, he wrote another one, a love poem for his wife.

Jim read "Star Spirit" by Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan, from Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life by Diane Wilson.

And here is Jim's reading, in Dakota, of "To My Other Skin"