Earlier today we mentioned an article on Lakota magician Reuben Fast Horse. We dug around for some videos showcasing his magic and we found some (like this one and this one). And then we found this video of Reuben performing a bit of poetry using native sign language and for me, well, that was the real magic. When I was young, many years ago, my great grandfather would show me what he called Plains sign language. I haven’t practiced in years but I recognized a good deal of his words… he is a Lakota and I’m an urban partial blood (none of it Lakota) but we could understand each other. Better yet, Reuben reminded of someone I have not seen in a very long time. That’s magic, right?

Thank you Reuben.