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One question about the circle.
One of my friends and his wife were killed by a drunk native who went for a joy ride and rammed into their camper while they were sleeping. Somehow, the case never went to court. Instead, he was released to his tribe and sent to a circle. Is there any punishment....
 

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[QUOTE="Goodgrief, post: 4878944]One question about the circle.
One of my friends and his wife were killed by a drunk native who went for a joy ride and rammed into their camper while they were sleeping. Somehow, the case never went to court. Instead, he was released to his tribe and sent to a circle. Is there any punishment....
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it is no one's business but his and the elders
 

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[QUOTE="roadkill, post: 4879452]it is no one's business but his and the elders[/QUOTE]
In that case, it is to be hoped that the elders value the importance of the lives he took, even if they weren't part of the tribe.
 

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May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.

Chief Dan George
 

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to the bird which is more important..the wing on the left..or the wing on the right?:airheart2:
 
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You have noticed that everything an Indian does in a circle,
and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles,
and everything and everything tries to be round.

In the old days all our power came to us from the sacred hoop
of the nation and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people
flourished. The flowering tree was the living center of the hoop,
and the circle of the four quarters nourished it. The east gave peace
and light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain and the north
with its cold and mighty wind gave strength and endurance. This
knowledge came to us from the outer world with our religion.

Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.
The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball
and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon
does the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a great
circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were.

The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is
in everything where power moves. Our teepees were round like the
nests of birds, and these were always set in a circle, the nation's hoop,
a nest of many nests, where the Great Spirit meant for us to hatch our children.

Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux 1863-1950
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