What Kind of Future for Our Children


It was Tatonka Iyotanka better known as Sitting Bull of the Lakota people who said: “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” That questions comes to us today what future, what life are we going to leave for our children. outofdarknesstohope  That link goes to my go fund me page to help me continue serving others and making a better future for our children. I have spent most of my life in service to others. I have worked on conservation issues in Florida. Worked with the Homeless in Montana. Worked against health disparities on Native American Reservations and with hunger relief in Tennessee. I have chances to keep serving.  In Nebraska I have an opportunity to work preserving wildlands, helping a town convert to 100% renewable energy and against the effects of the keystone pipeline. Or in the Dakotas and Montana working on Hunger Relief and developing food sovereignty programs with Native American peoples. What stopping me is the money it takes to relocate: rent utilities moving itself although i am a minimalist so my possessions will fit in my car lol. If you can help even in a small way please do. I love helping people, I am passionate about making this world better for our children, Its where my heart is. If you can help even if its just resharing this post or offering words of encouragement please do. Its awkward asking for help believe me. Thank you for reading love, peace, and happiness to you all. If you don’t wish to help this way please find a way to serve in your own community and make the future bright for children everywhere.

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Preserving the Past


Within this post are some of my favorite shots which are also available on my web store. zazzle.com/shadowriverphoto  I don’t try push my family and friends into buying my photo artwork and I consider my WordPress followers part of my extended network of friends but I am working very hard to bring awareness to the  need to preserve the history of the American West. The old west pioneers and the native american cultures are a period unique in our history and really unique to the world. Most of my pictures are done in small towns are deep in the back country which don’t see a lot of visitors and yet have so many stories of our shared history that are being lost to time, the elements, and development. In these tough economic times with limited budgets most of the preservation dollars go into sites that bring in the tourist dollars and never reach the smaller towns and communities. Just this past year a bank built in 1913 and one of the origional log cabins in Ft Benton Montana were lost to fire. As these buildings are lost and the children and grandchildren pass the stories, the history of these places becomes lost to all us of. I work as a patient representative to pay my bills so my sales from the web store allow me to travel, take the photographs, meet with newspaper representatives and preservation societies and local communities to help promote, preserve, and protect these places.

The web store offers Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, and Posters to fit any budget and decor. You can also take the prints and create your own postcards with your own text (less than 2 dollars) and create unique products like kindle or Ipad covers. Like I said I am not pushing my Word Press friends to buy the products although if  you want to well Yippee but if you no someone who is looking for photo art from the American West or who wants to help preserve history send to the blog or directly to the web store. From the blog you can follow the link in this post or go to the order prints page and click on the link there. If there is a photo in my blogs that you are interested in that do not appear in the store (I am constantly updating) let me know I can usually have it posted in the store for sale withing 48 hours.

Thank you so much for your support to all my followers and viewers from around the world thank you for your likes, views, and comments they mean so much to me and I love reading your posts and try to do it as often as possible.

Early 1900s 1 room schoolhouse at Loma, Montana

Early 1900s 1 room schoolhouse at Loma, Montana

The Next Generation

Native Dancer Chippewa Cree

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