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    Meeting Elders or people

    by wolf1964 Updated Jun 30, 2007

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    It's customary to make a gift of tobaco to elders that you visit. Hau Kola is the greeting (means 'hello friend'. Toksha means 'later' (the Lakota have no word for goodbye).

    also DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL while you're there.

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    Rapid for Short

    by Hopkid Written May 6, 2005

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    The locals call their home Rapid for short. Example: "Do you live in Rapid?" or "Are you in Rapid on business?" Unlike the folks in San Francisco, the locals in Rapid City don't mind this nickname for their fair city.

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