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Sitting Bull’s legacy may mean more to the Lakota people than anyone else, but he is a historical figure who should be a role-model for all political and spiritual leaders. I can’t help but wonder what American politics would look like if our public offices were only available to people who go through a ceremony like the sundance, or at the very least truly embrace the principles behind it.

The story that struck me the most was the question Ernie asked his professors what would happen if all the history books were suddenly gone, how would we face tomorrow? His acceptance of faith as the highest understanding and his guiding light to tomorrow is incredible for someone living in today’s world where faith has taken a backseat to fact.