Don Shoulderblade, a Sun Dance Priest from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, weaves the historical relevance and importance of the horse in the Native American culture with the story of how his grandson taught himself the Grass Dance. The horse was a welcome gift to the Native Americans and provided them with a means to travel, hunt, and companionship. Their deep connection to the horse and its now integral part in their culture has also influenced many of their customs and traditions. As Don tells us the story of how the Grass Dance came to be, we see the transformation of a young colt into the powerful dancer that his grandson is sure to be. Produced by Christi Cooper-Kuhn.



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