White Painted Woman’s themes are maturity, cycles, femininity and tradition. Her symbols are white colored items. White Painted Woman taught Her people sacred rituals and She can change Her appearance at will to that of a young girl or an old woman, representing the full cycle of life and all that awaits us in between. When White Painted Woman was a girl, She went away to the mountains,where the sun taught Her how to conduct puberty rites, which is Her function in today’s Apache Puberty Ceremony
Crazy Horse - Tashunca-uitco (1849-1877), Oglala Sioux Tribe - He was a prominent leader in the Sioux resistance to white encroachment in the mineral-rich Black Hills. When Crazy Horse and his people refused to go on a reservation, troops attacked their camp on Powder River. He joined Sitting Bull and Gall in defeating George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.