WBCP Ceremony & Sun Dance Pictures Page 2

WBCP CEREMONY & SUN DANCE 
COPYRIGHTED 2006


COPYRIGHTED 2006 Frank Fools Crow piercing at the Sun Dance in 1970


COPYRIGHTED 2006 Frank Fools Crow piercing at the Sun Dance in 1970


White-Buffalo Ceremony 1892


Sun Dance 1910


Sun Dance at Rosebud 1923

Following the lead of others who took pictures of the WBCP Ceremony and Sun Dance in 1892, 1910 and 1923, Franks Fools Crow requested that pictures be taken of the WBCP Ceremony and Sun Dances in Green Grass South Dakota, in 1970 and 1971. He wanted them so that future generations could see the way that the ceremonies should be performed.

My father, Calvin Dupree, Keeper of the C'anupa Wakan ( the oldest pipe used for ceremony was passed to him by Frank Fools Crow during the Sun Dance at Green Grass in 1971) and five season Sun Dancer, passed these pictures and the Sacred Pipe on to me before his death.

In 2004 before he passed, my uncle, Phil Lane Sr. Lakota heyoka, saw the way the ceremonies had been changed, so he came to me and told me that now was the time for me to come forward and make the information I had public.—LBW