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A Good Day To Die

Q: HI - I was reading your response to the hoka hey question - I have wondered for years and still can not find the answer - do you know how to translate "today is a good day to die." I assume he would have said this in Lakota but I have never seen it written?

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A: There's more than one way to say that in Lakota, and I don't know which words it was that Crazy Horse used, but I've heard "t'epi kin he waste le anpetu" in Lakota, which means "this is a good day to die."

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