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Offline Kevin

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Hog Farms and Sacred Wind
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:33:50 pm »
-taken from Indian Country today:

"Yankton Sioux prophecy fulfilled

MARTY, S.D. - Yankton Sioux tribal members credited divine intercession for a tornado that struck a large-scale hog farm that's being constructed on the reservation in defiance of a tribal court exclusion order.

The storm, which hit the building site June 5 at about 5:30 p.m., tore out a fence, downed electrical poles and wiring, scattered 4-foot-long concrete blocks and demolished small construction-related buildings, among other damage.

''The tornado was a sign for the builders to stop,'' said Izzy Zephier, an Ihanktowan Dakota elder who is widely known for his prophesies. ''On the second day of construction, the Grandfathers spoke to us in a

ceremony and told us that a wind would blow away the farm.''

- makes sense to me. Who would want a stinking pig farm in their neighborhood?