LaKota American-Indian Dirge

By The La Kota First Nation Tribe

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I’am not there – I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint on snow
When you wake – in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds who circle in flight
I am the soft starlight of the night
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there – I do not sleep


The Lakȟóta people (pronounced [laˈkˣota]; also known as Teton, Thítȟuŋwaŋ (“prairie dwellers”),[1] and Teton Sioux are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ or seven council fires, and as such one of the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains of North America. They speak the Lakota language, the westernmost of the three Siouan language groups, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota.

The seven bands or “sub-tribes” of the Lakota are:

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