Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Topic: Native American Perspectives
Speaker: Jerome Kills Small
Trade Between the Lakota Sioux and Early White Traders
This program is about the changes in the Lakota language and culture due to the impact of the trade between the Lakota Sioux and early white traders. The value of the Lakota language is in the speakers ability to create words descriptively and instantaneously to any change or introduction of new items to their culture. The use of money started a whole new way of building words for measuring, weighing, credit, currency, budgeting and debt.