Mitakuye, Cante’ waste’ nape ciyuzapi ksto Ta Wa paha Ota Win emaciyapi ksto, ematanhan Ta Asanpi Oyanke ksto.
My relatives, I greet you with a good heart and a hand shake my name is Many War Bonnets Woman I am from Milks Camp (South Dakota).
I grew up in South Central South Dakota and spent a majority of my life living in South Dakota. My parents are Charles Wayne and Marla Bull Bear. My parents have always been a strong foundation for me my providing me with Lakota teachings and traditions growing up. They both worked and went to school to provide for myself and my younger brothers. My mom has had her own grassroots 501c3 since I could remember. My dad was a tribal game warden, a tribal police officer and town officer for Winner Police department.
My dad is Naca Chief Bull Bear of the Kiyaksa Band of Oglalla’s of Pine Ridge South Dakota. Dad comes from a long line of traditional spiritual leaders and teachers. I am proud and humbled to be a part of a traditional family.
Lakota Made was created in late 2018. It was a dream I had for a few years of creating plant medicinals from a Lakota Cultural perspective for people looking for natural health alternatives. My amazingly supportive husband pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me create Lakota Made.
Growing up learning my culture I had to seek out our Traditional Medicines as it largely lost by most. When an elder passed on into the spirit world I became well aware of the loss of knowledge we were having. I made it a goal in life to learn as much as I can and share what I have learned.
From my knowledge of Lakota Wild Plant medicinals and Lakota Culture I created the Lakota Made products. All products have Lakota history and culture embedded in them but are modernized into everyday use.
I have been studying plant medicinals for about 14 years. This by any means doesn't mean I know it all. I am still learning more everyday.
I'm an Indigenous Herbalist and operate under the Minnesota statue https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/146A.01
All plant medicinals are grown in my yard / garden or wild harvested around the Mankato MN area. It is with 14 years plus research and learning that I offer to you amazing wild plant medicinals and personal care products are that are all small batch made, and made with simple ingredients, no by-products, fillers, dyes, or perfumes. Only quality ingredients. Everything that is made is made in my home and my family uses daily.
Mahkato Revitalization Project
Lakota Made and Mahkato Revitalization Project (MRP) have separated.
They are both still owned by me however MRP now has a board and is on to bigger projects in the community. Please check the MRP website for updates and classes associated with the work of MRP.
Lakota Made is now an LLC owned and operated by myself and will continue to offer amazing products that is harvested and made by myself and my family.