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Their mother Diane Eagle Horse explains that the dancing and percussions honor their ancestors and but also ignite the fire within those who observe. Each of the sons credits his parents for sharing their knowledge of and commitment to preserving their Native spirituality and a belief that no one truly owns the land. Keeping the native traditions alive, especially the dancing, is another motivator for TaTanka. Sunkmanitu adds that he considers it to be a significant honor being asked by the elders to dance.
"Peace is what I want," Ta'Cha declares, "not just for the Native people, but for all people to live peacefully." Ta'Cha emphasizes that when this peace finally comes, "it will be like when a flower dies, and then after the winter, a new one grows back."
The Eagle Horse brothers are the sons of Dennis and Diane Eagle Horse. The great-
Sons of Eagle Horse have performed at the Old Calvary Museum in San Antonio, Historic Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg and Frontier Times Museum in Bandera. In 2007, they appeared in the documentary The 8th Fire, One Earth, One Whole Circle, Again.
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