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DT Prairie Magpie Card

DT Prairie Magpie Card

Dustin Twiss

The magpie claimed victory for the two legged creatures over the four legged creatures in the Great Race. This race was devised to establish order upon the land amongst the creatures of Grandmother Earth. The bear would be the judge of this race as he walked on both two and four legs.

Held within and around the Black Hills each species sent their finest racer. Amongst the racers a young Lakota boy who wanted to put an end to the torment his people suffered from the buffalo across the plains. The race began and the buffalo charged to an early lead and eventually most of the racers became exhausted as the race went on and on. The Lakota boy, in second place behind the buffalo, began to tire as the race finally drew to an end. Hope for the two legged seemed to be lost as the buffalo made a strong charge for the finish after leading the entire way. Just before the buffalo came to the finish line, the magpie swooped down and crossed the finish first.

The buffalo accepted their defeat the two legged would rule the landscape and the buffalo would help to provide for the others. The buffalo asked, "How will we survive?" The Lakota answered, "We will teach you how to thrive on the grasses of the prairie instead of on us." This is how the buffalo became selective grazers and the providers of the prairie.

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