The path differs from one intersection to the next.
For example, elderly relatives were dissuaded in their youth from showing segments of their heritage.
For example, they refrained from speaking our language and the words were nearly lost.
Today the Osage language has rebounded and you can take classes and buy recordings in Wah-Sha-She.
Fear and shame have been replaced by courage and pride.
I’m reminded that what we see and feel in the moment depends on your perspective at the time.
And that perspective shifts like the wind.
5 November Blog for National Native American Heritage Month
Photo of Osage women at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/