Official Website of the Traditional & Spiritual International Government of the

Great Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation


A Sovereign Nation International

Re-established at Bear Butte July 14, 1991

This government was formed by descendants of traditionally appointed Dynastic Line of Grand Chiefs of the General Counsel of the Great Lakota Dakota Nakota Nation

Our Sacred Duty to the Seven Generations

As the descendants of Chief John Grass, having taken up the mantle of leadership for the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, it is my solemn duty to follow in the footsteps of my great grandfather, honoring the treaties that still bind us and preserving the traditional spiritual ways of governance entrusted to our people.

Through this website, we now aim to be a resource of strength and pride for our Oyate (people).

Here, you will find insights into the important work we have been undertaking for a long time now, to ensure the treaties are upheld and our unique languages, cultures, and lifeways are protected for the sake of future generations.

The Lakota have no desire to deprive anyone of their rightful place. Rather, we seek to address the imbalances and losses incurred by the United States government as our agent.

It is our proprietary right as the principal caretakers of these sacred lands to institute measures that will not only benefit our own people, but the world at large.

One such initiative is the creation of this digital sanctuary – a place to share our history, our wisdom, and our vision for a future grounded in the harmony of all living things.

Join us in honoring the Seven Generations, as we walk the path laid out by our ancestors to heal our communities and steward the beauty of Mother Earth.

Mitakuye Oyasin. We are all related.

Mato Watapke – Chief Richard Deo Grass

  • "In this age it will become more and more apparent that the true solution to all the challenges humanity faces cannot and will not be solved by weapons"

    Bunny Sings Wolf (surviving sister of Chief Richard Deo Grass)

  • "If you are not a part of the solution, you are part of the problem."

    Chief Richard Grass

  • "Now let the remedies and rectification begin for land restoration and reparations."

    Chief Richard Grass

  • "Upon suffering beyond suffering: the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one."

    Chief Crazy Horse

  • "Let this be our Preamble and Constitution: Have Respect For All."

    Chief Richard Grass

  • “These men, Red Cloud, Gall, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, had they been permitted to grow and expand, would have held up our Dakotah Nation to the admiration of the world, I believe. But they are all dead now.
    It is my opinion that, if this nation had been left alone, had been permitted to work out their own salvation as other young nations have done before and since, when they first came into touch with the effects of civilization, they would have produced some fine specimens of mental manhood.
    They would have become capable of seeing their destiny and the responsibility of government and advancement along the lines of civilized customs, and seeing it, they would have developed the power of thought and mentality which would have carried this nation to an apex of respect and admiration among the great nations and peoples of the world.
    I am sure of this.
    I am sorry we were not permitted to do this.
    We wanted to.”

    John Grass (Mato Watapke to his Adopted son AB Welch

  • "A Society that has no locks can tolerate no thief; without paper or other easy record of man's word it can tolerate no liar, and no troublemaker if there is no jail, no prison. Such a society must orient its young very early. If, in addition, there is no established creed, no organized priesthood, no one to say what must be believed, or to offer a refuge, then the members of that society must be given a strong sense of their inalienability from all things of the earth and the sky and all that lies between. This sense must not be that of the infant, to whom all things are joined, his to command, but that of the adult, upon whose conduct all things are dependent. When men are not brave the rains fail for all, and when the women lose their virtue the buffalo do not return."

    Marie Sandoz "These Were the Sioux"

The following photo from late 1800’s of Great Grandfather Charging Bear (John Grass) who was present with his Father at the signing of the Original Ft. Laramie Treaty of September 17, 1851, and was a signer of the Treaty of Fort Laramie, Apr. 29, 1868. More details about the “indian” version of events of those times to be published in a book about John Grass from long held and well documented manuscripts passed down through generations. We hope to see this book widely published as well as update the web pages regarding it soon.

Chief Mato Watapke (Charging Bear) John Grass, and Great Granddaughter, Mastinchana Sungmanido Lowampi, Bunny Sings Wolf, Webmaster.

Chief Mato Watapke (Charging Bear) Richard Deo Grass

Richard Deo Grass is blood line descendent of Chief Two Strike, Chief Red Cloud, Chief White Swan, Chief Sitting Bull, Old Chief Frost, Chief White Bird, Crazy Horse, and Great Grandson of Chief Charging Bear – John Grass – Mato Watapke.

As the last standing Traditional Spiritual Dynastic Grand Chief of the Great Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation which was re-established 1991 by traditional spiritual Oceti Sakowin at a sacred ceremony at Bear Butte, he directed the forming of this web site and bequeathed and appointed that all his correspondence, the nations’ official seal, and the multiplicity of documents from the many years of work he and the remaining traditional spiritual elders and headmen unitedly accomplished for the LDN nation during his lifetime, were to be published here and carried forward by his sister Bunny Sings Wolf.

Click below to view the Chief Richard Grass Memorial Page.