Born January 1, 1923
Died April 22, 2005
I was given a copy of American Outrage at Christmas time by Lacy J. Dalton. I was told “You understand but you need to watch this as part of your understanding.”
I don’t watch much television and it’s hard for me to sit still long enough to watch a film… so the DVD went into the boxes I carry in my pick up.
I’m getting ready to hit the road again and decided I would sit still for a minute and watch the film.
This film is an amazing testimonial to the strength and spirit of the Dann sisters. Embroiled in a battle with the US government over their right to use their own land for so many years and in such an outrageous fashion, yet it never removed their humanity.
Many of us know the story. But Lacy was right… now I know the story.
If you haven’t seen the video you can order a copy at the WIN website. WIN is a non profit devoted to the “freedom, safety and well being of the WIN Western Shoshone Indian Horse Herd. You can pick up copies of Lacy’s CD in the shop at the site, too. All sales go to care for the horses.
Jean Marie of WIN is the source of my camera that covered the Calico round up. Without it I would not have captured the images I did of Little Hope, the foal whose feet sloughed off.
Considering today’s date I thought sharing this with you was important.