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Emil Her Many Horses
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Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota) is an associate curator at the National Museum of the American Indian and the lead curator for “A Song for the Horse Nation.” He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Remembering Lakota Ways (PHOTOS)

(114) Comments | Posted November 17, 2012 | 7:25 AM

My last name, Her Many Horses, is the Lakota name of my paternal great grandmother. A more accurate English translation of her name is Many Horses Woman, meaning that she owned many horses. Among Lakota people, horses were a means of measuring wealth, but a far more important demonstration of...

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