About Snapping Bull

About Snapping Bull

Original painting by Bunky Echo-Hawk

“SnappingBull” | acrylic on canvas | 16″ x 20″ | 2016

What if we had social media in 1491? What if we could have posted, shared and organized using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.? I would imagine 1492 and the following years would have turned out differently. We would have been able to pull together. We could have changed the world, using social media during that time period.


Imagine what we could do with social media in these days.


Never before in the history of this hemisphere have Indigenous people been so connected to one another. Social media has connected Indian Country, making it even smaller. We can share language, culture, songs, dances, cultural knowledge, art, writing, news and humor so easily. We can inform and inspire. We can make calls to action. We can still change the world.


I believe we need to adhere to a certain level of reverence when using social media. If you think about it, it’s no different than speaking to people in person. We need to remain respectful in our usage; respectful of the people we are talking to, and respectful of our “self.”



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