Some of these chiefs could not be prevailed upon to taste any spirituous liquors on any account as they look upon it as bad medicine.

Navdowessie (Lakota)


War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic. Here was love, applause, war; moments sublime with intervals hilarious. I was part of life at last, and in the midst of the excitement I discovered liquor. I forgot the strong warnings and prejudices of my people concerning drink. In time we sailed for "Over There." I was very lonely and again turned to alcohol.

Big Book  pg. 1


Creator remind us to follow the wisdom of our elders.