The feeling of Grandparents for their grandchildren can be expressed this way: "Our children are dear to us; but when we have grandchildren, they seem to be dearer than our children were."
Henry and Barney Old Coyote
The Feeling of Grandparents
Topic: Family & Friendship
“The feeling of Grandparents for their grandchildren can be expressed this way: “Our children are dear to us; but when we have grandchildren, they seem to be dearer than our children were.”
You might say that the grandmother falls all over herself to try to show her appreciation for her grandchild. It goes right back to those wishes that were made for them when they were little girls: the wish that they would live to become grandmothers some day. So when the time comes and they reach grandmotherhood, they do extra little duties to show their appreciation.”
Henry and Barney Old Coyote, brothers
Absalooke (Crow) Code Talkers
Absalooke (Crow) Wisdom Teaching
[Henry Old Coyote, Elder of the Absalooke, the Crow Nation].
Henry and Barney Old Coyote
- Crow Agency -- Barney Old Coyote Jr., 89, of Crow Agency, passed away Aug. 5, 2012
- Old Coyote, Henry, and Barney Old Coyote. The Way of the Warrior: Stories of the Crow People. Edited by Phenocia Bauerle, Bison Books, 2004.
- Turtle Island Storyteller Barney Old Coyote
- Barney Old Coyote passed tales of Crow warriors on to his granddaughter, Phenocia Bauerle. Canku Ota (Many Paths)
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Henry and Barney Old Coyote, Elders of the Absalooke, the Crow Nation
Henry Old Coyote and his brother Barney were revered elders of the Absalooke, the Crow Nation, in mountainous southeastern Montana. They both served with distinction in U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. They were each awarded posthumously with Congressional Gold Medals in 2015 in recognition of their patriotic service as Code Talkers, or, in their words ‘Wind Talkers.’ They were deeply spiritual and dedicated to preserving the Crow language and way of life. They were at the center of the effort to secure the Native American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
Here’s a brief excerpt from an article about Barney Old Coyote: “Henry and Barney began chronicling stories that embodied the Crow warrior ethic and worldview they felt kept them in good stead. They revisited battle sites, recorded, wrote and translated the tales of legendary warriors. In 2003 “Way of the Warrior: Stories of the Crow People” was published. It is heralded as one of a handful of texts written about Natives by Natives and edited by a Native. Barney was truly delighted that his granddaughter, Phenocia Bauerle, edited the manuscripts compiled into a published and highly regarded book. He was pleased to see the worldview that guided him in his life be shared with future generations.”
–Obituary from the Crow Agency — Barney Old Coyote Jr., 89, of Crow Agency, passed away Aug. 5, 2012