The Lakota (part of the Sioux Nation) were the most respected horsemen in American Indian History. Today they live with 87% unemployment, the worst in our nation. They may be hungry but their horses are well fed.
ThinLine has begun a book drive for this community which has no library and will follow with uplifting programs. ThinLine and the Lakota are working on handmade Indian Riding Products. The tack world waits for the great products of the Lakota and looks forward to providing Americans with much needed jobs. Help us show the public you care by sending your used horse books (or other books) to ThinLine, and by spreading the word for others to do the same.
The Lakota Dream Horse Project
Here at ThinLine we find ourselves working with a tribe who has far too long kept themselves quietly on their reservation. Perhaps it is because our products speak to communication and respect for our horses, or perhaps it is part of a bigger plan foreseen by Crazy Horse.
The Lakota wish to merge our technology with their legacy of equine training and tack, and to explore the possibility of sharing knowledge and respect for the horse. We hope this information will take you to your bookshelves to aid us in developing a library on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Please also join us as we move toward the next phase of the Lakota project. Share with us your resources; let us know of your willingness to help, even in simple projects such as our book drive for the Lakota schools. We have begun developing products designed by great horsemen, merging both the ThinLine technology and the traditional Lakota riding and horse training gear. It is our hope through myriad projects we will prevail with what will be an employment contract and a ray of hope honoring the original horsemen.
Book Drive: We need HORSE BOOKS! Everything from children’s stories to training books. (Text and children’s books are also needed). If you can donate a few books we would be grateful. Feel free to place a personal comment to the Lakota on the front inside cover of the book. Empty your shelves of dusty books and make a meaningful gift today.