Basking in the golden warmth from their pit fire, Spirit Bear and his pregnant wife, Kaitlin, share a lazy morning together. It was spring, and a nasty storm was rolling in. It was a perfect time for staying inside and sharing.
Kaitlin, still fairly new to the Oglala Sioux people’s ways, was curious about her husband’s past. Should their child be born a boy, Kaitlin wanted to know what it will be like for their son to grow up in the shadow of his father, a mighty war chief. Spirit Bear was happy to share his experiences with her. He recounted his history by highlighting his major coups. He whisked Kaitlin back to a time when his name was Red Hawk.