The president continued, “I hardly think there’s a tribe out there that wants to stake their claim on how treaty negotiations have gone for them over the last 150 years.”

From Dog to Wolf

A Native American Story

From Dog to Wolf is the story of Daniel Graywolf, an Oglala Lakota teen struggling to survive on the impoverished Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Shy and a loner, young Daniel escapes the drama of life there by wandering the creek beds and washed-out roads in search of specimens for his rock collection; a practice that has earned him the regrettable nickname “Rock Dog.” One day he meets Dr. Robert Timberland, a geology professor from the nearby university. Together they solve the mystery of an important find Daniel has made while searching ancestral lands near the reservation. With the help and wisdom of tribal elders, they devise a plan that brings about the long-deserved restitution for his Sioux ancestors. To succeed will require considerably more of Daniel than just human resolve.

The European settlers looked over the land and asked, “What are my rights?”

The Native Americans looked over the land and ask, “What are our obligations?”

How can the eyes of two people see the same land so differently?

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