In the late 1800s the Ghost Dance swept throughout much of the Western United States. Indian people took up the dance in the belief that they would reunite with the spirits of the dead and bring peace. The five riders, Short Bull, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Kicking Bear, and Black Elk are wearing their Ghost Dance shirts, I imagined these Lakota warriors as they might look heading to a ceremony. Notice they have no weapons and are only carrying sacred sage and sweetgrass. Why my interest in the American Indian? I’m sure it was my adopted Grandfather, Ray, who was half Paiute and taught me about their culture and their respect for the natural world and our relationship to it. Or maybe the DNA passed down from my great, great Grandmother, Mahala, who was a Creek Indian.