Article | 11-March-2021
and the MC announces the singing of the Lakota Flag Song, the Lakota equivalent to the national anthem. ‘The US have the Star-Spangled Banner, and the Lakota have the ‘wapuchula’ (or Flag Song)’, comes over the loudspeaker. The drummers begin to play and sing. The Lakota Flag Song, known as Tȟawápaha Olówaŋ, was created in the 1950s to honor returning Native WWII veterans. It celebrates the acts of warriorhood, bravery, and selflessness on behalf of the People (Red Cloud Indian School, 2014).
JUSTIN DE LEON
Borderlands, Volume 19 , ISSUE 2, 130–156