National Museum of the American Indian

Bold Young Poets from Pine Ridge Visit the Nation's Capitol

Bold Young Poets from Pine Ridge Visit the Nation's Capitol

A Dances with Words™ poet ended the “I Too Am American” session with his poem “You Call Me Indian.” At the Brave New Voices (BNV) competition in Washington, D.C., fingers snapped in approval during his performance, where Marcus Ruff (17, Oglala Lakota) alone represented North American Indigenous people.