Lydia Whirlwind Soldier Turns in Poem for The Gift

Sundance Ceremony” is the title of the poem Lydia Whirlwind Soldier wrote for the upcoming CAIRNS educational art exhibit, The Gift. The poem is for Wiwanyang Wacipi, one of the seven “gifts” that Black Elk said the White Buffalo Woman foretold would be associated with the sacred pipe. Above is the first stanza of Lydia’s poem.