The Dream of Sitting Bull -or- The Little Big Horn

Bill, 23 American

I dreamed that I was a Native American warrior that had war paint applied to my face by a Native woman. Native American women watch my war dance. I danced around a fire with maybe 20 warriors. I was the warrior leader and felt no fear whatsover. The battle to be engaged in was a battle of protection for the tribe.

Mr Hagen's Response: American Field of Dreams -or- Custer's Last Stand

President Obama Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters wrote about Sitting Bull, describing the Sioux chief as a "medicine man who healed broken hearts and broken promises." Sitting Bull is reported to have a dream that prepared his warriors in the conflict against the American military enabling them to defeat Custer's 7th cavalry army at the Little Big Horn. The dance in your dream may allude to the mostly forgotten Native American "Ghost Dance Movement". The creator of the Ghost Dance, Wovoka (aka Jack Wilson) reportedly received a dream vision which instructed him to promote peace. The film Dances with Wolves starring Kevin Costner and Graham Greene (as the tribes medicine man) fits the dramatic mise en scene of your dream. Another popular film Little Big Man starring Chief Dan George, Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway provides a satirical perspective to the prejudice and unjust treatment surrounding Native Americans.

For those interested in American Native themes films, click on link.

Hope that provides some insight.

Mark H


All material Copyright 2006 International Institute for Dream Research. All rights reserved.