November 30, 2022
Winter counts are Lakota calendars traditionally made by drawing pictographs of the most important event of the year on a buffalo, or similar, hide. Virgil Wounded Horse’s winter count has been riddled with sorrow for most of his life. After dealing with tremendous losses early in his youth and bullied for being only half Lakota, Virgil decided to distance himself from Lakota traditions and the reservation. However, he is not able to separate himself from the many hardships his community faces.
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