Dave Swallow, Jr.
Lakota Elder, South Dakota, United States
My name is Dave Swallow Jr. That’s a Christian name. And my Lakota name is Wowitan Uha Mani, Walks With Pride. I’m a Lakota. And althrough the Bureau of Indian Affairs and to all the way to Washington, the War Department into the White House, I’m known as U22981. That’s me. And I live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation [South Dakota]. I was born and raised there. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is United States Prisoner of War Camp Number 344. That’s where I was born and raised.
And I had a woihanble [vision] a long time ago when I was young. A vision was shown to me when I was young. And I completed the quest seven years. And after that, I have visited many, many different cultures; many, many different people throughout the world; not only here in the United States, but throughout the world. I pray with many, many different color of people.