Notecards - Prairie Magpie

$ 5.00

Each note card features a high-quality reproduction of art by Dustin Twiss on acid-free, textured card stock and is packaged with an envelope in an acetate sleeve. Cards are blank inside.

$5 each or $20 for 5 cards of a single design.

Minimum of 5 cards total per order please.

Magpie - uƞkčékhiȟa

The magpie claimed victory for the two-legged creatures over the four-legged creatures in the Great Race. This race was devised to establish order among the creatures of Grandmother Earth.  The bear would be the judge of this race as he walked on both two and four legs.

The race was held in the Black Hills and each species sent their finest racer. Among the racers was a young Lakota boy who wanted to put an end to the torment his people suffered from the buffalo across the plains. The race began and the buffalo charged to an early lead. Eventually, most of the racers became exhausted.  The Lakota boy, in second place behind the buffalo, began to tire as the race drew to an end.  Hope for the two-legged seemed to be lost as the buffalo made a strong charge for the finish after leading the entire way.  But just before the buffalo came to the finish line, the magpie swooped down and crossed the finish first.

 The buffalo accepted defeat. The two legged would rule the landscape and the buffalo would help to provide for the others. The buffalo asked, “How will we survive?” The Lakota answered, “We will teach you how to thrive on the grasses of the prairie instead of on us.”  This is how the buffalo became selective grazers and the providers of the prairie.

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