Honors Theses

Tatanka Awicagli na Mahpiya Ile Win: An Intergenerational Story of Buffalo Restoration and Lakota Futures

Author Full Name
Elsie M. DuBray
2023

Advisors: 

Teresa LaFromboise

Karen Biestman 

Abstract: 

This thesis explores the potential of Buffalo restoration to lead the Lakota people to a healthful Lakota future. Through background and socio-cultural context, storytelling and the intergenerational life-story analysis of the author and her father, and a discussion of medical anthropology and radical hope, this thesis aims to assert Buffalo restoration as mechanism towards realizing a radical reconceptualization of Lakota public health.

Read final paper here.