A Limp and a Death Among the Sioux

A limp and a death among the Lakota Sioux

Nathan Szajnberg, MD

A limp and a death among the Lakota Sioux marked my first day at Eagle Butte, devoid of eagles and buttes. Two days’ drive from Chicago, I am greeted from afar by John Running Horse, he dipping and rising like a Venetian gondolier, waving aloft what from afar seemed to be the plaster sculpture of a leg. Up close, it is.

Before I could stop completely, John Running Horse lay one hand on the open window of my red Fiat 128, inserted first cast, then head, and…