Standing Rock: First Camp Photos!

Click for full size. Many more to come, first camp story tomorrow (Thursday). We’re going to run away from home. Or, more like run to home. Regular home on Thursday, Wacipi (Pow Wow) on Friday, then packing up ourselves and the monster dogs, and heading right back out to camp. There’s a solar pad charging tent, so I’ll be able to take the computing box me (the good one), and I’ll try very hard not to neglect you all so much. I just can’t describe. This is the best place on earth. More tomorrow!


















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  1. Menyambal says

    Thanks for the lovely photos. Your writing about it yesterday was marvelous. Thanks for being there.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank You for the photos. Many good things could be said, but one thing that’s impressive is the seemingly endless line of flags.

  3. says

    I got a bit choked up by the line of flags. I don’t generally like flags, because I think people generally fly them for the wrong reasons. I’m reassessing that opinion.

  4. kestrel says

    @Marcus Ranum: are you perchance referring to the song by Aerosmith? :-)

    Great photos. I love the flags too. I love all the PEOPLE there. Go, people! May you win!

  5. Ice Swimmer says

    Marcus Ranum @ 3

    I feel that the flags in a situations like the camps in Standing Rock and international conferences can be fairly benign, forming a visual representation of the diversity and the range of participants. (I don’t like my wording, but can’t find a better one.)

  6. says

    kestrel and Ice Swimmer:
    I have no idea what you’re talking about!!

    That line popped into my head; I think it’s a weaponized version of the old Russian “the rich can’t eat money” and the old “eat the rich” tshirts we were wearing in the 70s. The concepts fit together surprisingly well!

  7. rq says

    (a) Such a big sky out there!
    (b) Colours!
    (c) Holy shit, all those flags, it is beautiful.

    Thank you for these photos. I love the little ordinary snapshots you have, too -- the children and the horses, etc. Thank you!

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