September 16, 2009
TuhTONKa Fire Engine
Our dad was from Oklahoma and we have some Indian blood in us from his side of the family. I was always fascinated by this and quizzed him constantly about what specific tribe we were associated with. All he would ever say was, “I hope it was Cherokee, but I’m afraid it was Apache”.
After doing exhaustive research into this subject, I have concluded it was neither Cherokee or Apache… it was TuhTONKa. As we know from the movie “Dances With Wolves” (which is where I did the bulk of my research) tuhTONKa means buffalo… or dumb bear… I probably need to watch that again to firm up my conclusions.
Anyway, above we see the TuhTONKa medicine man DancesWithWeasels, styling in a pair of high top Chuck Taylor moccasins.