Trusting Jesus as a Lakota woman


Last updated 3/13/2017 at 3:32pm

Gary Eastty

My husband Perry and I were married on September 25, 1965. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2015.

Finding Jesus. I am Lakota Sioux from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Both my parents were Lakota Sioux. When I was quite young, my father had to move away to find work and he ended up in Oregon.

Later my mother and I travelled there and settled in Coos Bay where we had relatives. Soon after my grandparents came and my grandmother opened a beauty shop in Independence.

Every once in a while we would all get together. When I was in second grade, my mother took my sister to my grandparents. Meanwhile, my dad, brother and I stayed in Coos Bay. Not long after my parents split...

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