The Rise And Fall Of The Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen

The rise and fall of the Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen

What is it?

The YouTube video The Rise And Fall Of The Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen by the YouTube channel TED-Ed, and here is the description for this video:

Trace the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire, which, at their height, were the most dominant power in the American West.

In 1776, a powerful empire was born in North America. The Lakotas had reached the Black Hills, the most sacred place and most coveted buffalo hunting grounds in the western plains. Located in what is now South Dakota, control of the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa, marked the tribe as the dominant power in the American West. Pekka Hämäläinen explores the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire.

Lesson by Pekka Hämäläinen, directed by Mohammad Babakoohi & Yijia Cao.

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Forgotten Dream

This is probably a forgotten and then remembered dream from three or four days ago.

I remember being outside with some of my family including my mom and one or more of my brothers, I was at two computers working on something, and at some point a pornographic pop-up ad or something popped up on my screen as my male cousin DE walked over to ask me something.

Helping People With Portable Storage Devices

This dream took place during the day, some of it possibly involved me driving around a fictional LC-like city, and the rest of the dream took place at a fictional MS University-like college campus with some familiar areas from some past dreams combined with real life areas from MS University.

I was possibly a student but I can not remember, I do know that I was working at a library (maybe The BP Library and / or the college library) that was possibly on or near the college campus, and at the library I remember mostly helping patrons with portable storage devices like USB flash drives.

I remember helping patrons with connecting their devices to the computer, accessing the files from the computer, copy and pasting and cutting and deleting files to and from their devices, formatting their devices, and more; basically I was working my new IT Assistant job at the library.

After work I remember walking around the college campus trying to do various things so that I could attend a parade and / or some kind of other event that was going to take place at or start at a main road at the college campus that has been in some of my past dreams, this road is partly based on the road at MS University that passes the library and Housing and several other buildings, and it is on the far right side of this fictional college campus.

At some point I remember walking inside a building past a small on-campus store when I saw an obese boy with light-color skin with short yellow hair who needed help with something, and so I stopped to help him even though I did not work at this store.

There was a man nearby who approached me at some point talking about some kind of old maybe Native American headwear / headdress that belonged to some of his ancestors, he told me about it and maybe about some of the history and why it was important, and he talked about some of his ancestors and maybe how they might feel about some of their descendants and the world now.

I am not sure if he tried to shame me or not but I do remember him trying to get my attention and trying to stress the importance of something involving my ancestors and not forgetting them and learning who they were and what they believed et cetera, maybe he said that we both shared some of the same ancestors (in this case Native American I assume), but I can not remember what he said or was trying to say or what happened exactly other than me seeing this object and listening to him talk and talking back a bit.

At some point I started to leave still trying to hurry so that I could catch the parade / event / whatever, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

Getting Accused Of Pretending To Be A Police Officer And Mrs. B’s Tests | Visiting A Place Owned By A Native American Tribe

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Dream 1

There was more parts to the first dream but all that I can remember is being in a fictional city and two unknown men with whitish colored skin and I drove a bus back to the city of D, one of the men drove the bus, and once we got to the city of D I remember us driving up my parents street and into the yard of E Manor where the boat is.

I told the man who was driving that this was a yard/house and a dead end and that we needed to turn around so we turned around and we drove to a workshop/shop-like building connected to school, inside were a few soldiers who were probably in the Army National Guard, and my former male classmate DH was there as well as a soldier and maybe my former male classmate JC was there at some point as well.

I remember the soldiers being very relaxed and we all talked, at some point my former male classmate AP entered the room/shop from a door that led to a hall from the school, and he started talking to us about politics as students and teachers were moving around because it was time to switch classes.

A male teacher who either was or looked like the actor Kevin Otto or Stephen Colbert entered the shop and he heard the conversation about politics, which I guess was not allowed at the school, and so he told my former classmate AP and the two men and I to follow him because I guess we were in trouble for breaking the school rules about not talking about politics.

We followed him through a hall into the school as students and teachers walked around until I got separated from the others when a slightly over-fat female student with whitish colored skin with long yellowish hair blocked my path accusing me of pretending to be an officer (she meant police officer I think), an incident like this with a young woman or woman also happened earlier in the dream during the parts of the dream that I can not remember, and this has happened before in one or more past dreams that I probably forgot and/or that I typed.

The the past incidents like this the female student kept accusing me of pretending to be an officer/police officer as I try to explain that is not true as she refuses to listen or answer my questions that would prove that she is wrong, in each incident the females accusing me seem/act a bit crazy, and they keep blocking my path accusing me.

In each incident the females bit me softly and said that my DNA proves that I am pretending to be an officer/police officer, which makes no sense and sounds crazy, and when I try to explain how that makes no sense and how it is wrong and how it sounds crazy they will not listen; and fortunately their bites did not hurt.

My former female classmate AM was in his area but she did not help me even when I asked because she did not want to get involved because the female student seemed crazy and I kept trying to avoid the female student but she kept blocking my path and accusing me until we got interrupted by the teacher Mrs. B (mother of my former classmate RB and EB who are both twins with RB being a female and EB being a male), and Mrs. B was angrily arguing with a slightly over-fat female student with long reddish colored hair who was one of her fictional daughters it seemed.

Mrs. B was yelling about how she did not come home last night and she wanted to know where she was and she complained about how she has been disobeying her husband and her recently, her daughter argued back about Mrs. B and her father being too strict, and everyone in the hall stopped to watch/listen to their argument until Mrs. B told everyone to line up; and so we did, and she said that she was going to test everyone.

She sat up two long rectangular wooden tables on the left and right side of the hall, the first table/test had a paper sign that said The Pass/The Passing Test with a description of the test, but I am not sure what the second test was called; and Mrs. B said a few things to us angrily, and she had us walk past her one at a time greeting her as she gave us a grade of pass or fail.

When it was my turn I looked down and to my left while greeting Mrs. B who was standing in front of me on my right side, when I past/passed her she said that I passed, and from the description of The Pass/The Passing Test and from her reaction my guess is that this test was to see if we would look away when greeting her showing that we respected her authority and that we would be easier to control and less likely to cause problems in her opinion.

If you looked at her in the eyes while passing and greeting her she would give you the grade of fail because students who were not afraid to look her in the eyes were probably more likely to rebel and cause problems and would be harder to control in her opinion, and so she was trying to find the students who would be most likely to cause problems.

The second test involved objects that were for sale on the second table, we each walked past this table after the first test, and those who looked at the objects without stealing them and without doing a few other things that I can not remember would pass the second test probably while the others would fail the test; and I passed this test as well.

The purpose of this test was not known or clear to me but it seemed that it was expected that most of us would look at the objects to distract ourselves from this uncomfortable situation, but those who showed no interest in the objects and those who stole the objects were more likely to cause problems and be harder to control in her opinion probably.

Mrs. B seemed to be very strict and angry and mean in this dream, she seemed to like to control and structure things according to the advice of various sources like religious and scientific and educational sources; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

The second dream was long and interesting and overall positive but I can not remember most of the dream because it was a unique and strange combination of the past, present future, memories of past dreams, parts of the dream inspired by past dreams, false memories, et cetera.

The different parts of the dream took place in a slightly fictional version of the city of D with the first part taking place during the day near a fictional multi-story building where Burger King should be, two women and a man wearing an advanced powered exoskeleton / exosuit with a grappling hook like from the video game Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare were in a small advanced helicopter-like aircraft that could also fly like an airplane, and they were after a male criminal who was inside the building.

The two women hovered the aircraft in the air while the man used the grappling hook on his exosuit to grapple through to the upper floor of the building and maybe he took out the criminal or he escaped, either way the man with the exosuit used his grappling hook to pull himself back to the aircraft, and there was a cool slow motion moment where he flew through the window of the aircraft through a small opening in the glass that closed behind him once he landed perfectly in his seat; but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The second part of the dream involved the police looking for a man with whitish colored skin with short hair, I think that I was at a fictional area on the right side of the road to LC before you get to the outskirts of the city that was owned by members of a Native American tribe where people could visit to see the area where their ancestors used to live, and I had memories of this place and visiting it before from past dreams and/or false memories and I learned things about this place like maybe some of my ancestors used to live there and this place was a positive place for me.

This place had some dry dirt/desert-like areas with hard orangish colored dirt, there were some mounds, some small mountain-like areas, and various other areas that I can not remember; and my family and I used to visit this place sometimes in my memories and false memories of this place.

The police found the man who they were after hiding in this place and they arrested him and took him to jail, and that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The third part of the dream took place during the day near N Street where some people were looking for the man who the police arrested in the second part of the dream, he had been let out of jail after serving a few years in jail maybe, but he started back committing crimes so the police were after him again; and so I told the people to look for him at the area that the Native American tribe owned, and they probably caught him there again but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The fourth/last part of the dream took place during the day up the road past BB Grocery Store and I was riding on the back of a large trailer with college students, their professor who was bald with dark brownish colored skin wearing glasses, and my former male classmate JC; and they were going to visit the place owned by the Native American tribe, but first they were going to walk somewhere.

I remember thinking about how it had been years since I last visited that place alone or with my family, the last time in my false memory was back when I last tried to return to college in a past dream but failed, and even though that was a negative experience I felt positive about my memories of visiting that place and I was excited about the chance to see it again and I thought about the things that I learned from those negative and positive and neutral experiences; and I remember telling my former classmate JC about some of my memories until they stopped the truck pulling the trailer, and the professor announced that we were going to walk somewhere as he lectured us about it but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

Connected Dream Fragments

Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland (2010)
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I do not really feel like typing my dream fragments today and I do not feel so good, my stomach feels strange, 😦 😦 😦 ; but I will type a Super Morbidly Lazy Incomplete Error-Filled Incomplete-Sentences Overview of my dream fragments from last night, which all seemed to be connected.

I am working temporarily at a fictional school that looks like C Elementary+D Junior High School, I stop to help a teacher who is looking for something & we look around the band hall for it & I stop to use bathroom & then I help the teacher with an automobile problem.

I drive to a meeting at my former job, they have no more work for us to do, and we all will have to keep contacting them until they get some work for us instead of them calling us; until then, we will be unemployed, and I do not want to to return to that job anyway & so I do not care & I am glad that I do not have to quit since all of us no longer have jobs now.

I go to a fairground-like place that is connected to a Native American Reservation, and I explore the area, and I also visit the Native American Reservation; and I talk with several people.

I go fishing with my former uncle DW, I fail to cast my line far enough two times but I cast it far enough on the third try, and we catch a huge fish that looks somewhat like a catfish; and so we have to leave with the fish because we do not have anything big enough to hold it in.

We cook & serve the big fish at a church & and some of my former classmates are there like LT, then I am left to do the cleaning alone, then I hear people screaming from an underground tunnel that some of the Native American Tribe Members would use to get to the church, there may have been a fire or something, the police come thinking that I am robbing the church & my uncle comes to explain to them that I was cleaning up the church after the fish fry & then the police apologize to me & they leave.

My former classmate DH comes & someone else is with him, and we talk about his military basic training situation & we look at an empty RV in his yard, and we walk somewhat near The Native American Reservation entrance & a group of Tribe Members drive up angrily to us & they threaten us seeming to mistake us for someone else who might have been involved in that situation where I heard screaming from the underground tunnel that some of the Tribe Members (usually women & kids) would use & they attack us trying to kill us & we run & we barely escape by jumping on top of a car that was passing by & a woman who looks like Alice Kingsleigh in The 2010 Alice In Wonderland film is with us & she jumps on the car too & she barely escapes the Tribe Members who were trying to kill us.

The end until or if I feel like finishing typing my dream fragments and/or properly formatting this post,

-John Jr 😦

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