Wings Like Eagles, Inc.
...on Mission until the First are no longer last
Our Symbol
As you travel from US18 north toward Wounded Knee on the Big Foot Trail, the vision of the lush rolling hills, the clear blue skies, and the miles of visibility are quite amazing. In the middle of thousands of acres of grassland stands this single Elm tree. Friends have nicknamed him “The Little Warrior” since he seems to exist all alone and against the odds. Through the sustained winds of Summer and the oppressive blizzards of Winter, this “Little Warrior” had existed alone for quite some time.
I found out from my friend, Moses Bull Bear, that this tree had been there for some 75 years.  A trading post used to exist in that location and Moses remembers riding there with his grandfather in a horse-drawn wagon.
An older Lakota woman on the Reservation also passed along a story to a friend about our tree.  It seems that the people have always retained a sacred love for this tree since it shades a burial ground which was used primarily for babies and small children who passed away years ago.  
It seemed that this small tree would be a fine example of the Hope that seems so sparse here in Pine Ridge. Our goal is to renew that Hope in our Lord by helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of these beautiful people. 
This little tree will likely be gone someday, but the Hope we will replace him with will be everlasting.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
…but those who hope in the LORD
       will renew their strength.
       They will soar on wings like eagles;
       they will run and not grow weary,
       they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)