What did I do today? Oh, you know…took a train 1hr into the Bronx, paid $13 to walk around for another hour looking for water, found some, laid down in it, splashed myself a little, took some video and called it a day.
Leo Parenteau July 20/29-Jan. 9/14 Mistahimaskwa c1825-Jan. 17, 1888
Today is a powerful day. I am honored to be performing tonight in front of members of the Quapaw tribe who are coming all the way from Oklahoma to see our show; I have close family arriving today who are making the trek all the way from Alberta & Montana; I spoke to my Auntie Margaret on the phone; and it is the anniversary of the death of Mistahimaskwa, aka Chief Big Bear, who was instrumental in shaping the history of my people up north. Tonight I will step on that stage with the spirit of two great warriors in my heart—Uncle Leo and Big Bear.