Henry shares a short but sweet poem. Henry Real Bird recites "Mornin' After Yesterday" during the "Bull-Slingers, Braggarts & Blowhards" at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Henry Real Bird
Henry Real Bird, a member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, grew up ranching on the battlegrounds of the Little Bighorn. He still lives on the Crow Reservation in Montana, saying “this is it, I’m not going anywhere.” A former rodeo cowboy and bronc rider, now a renowned poet, horses picture large in Henry's creative work–he still touches and cares for horses every day. In his continual search for extremes, he raises bucking horses with his daughter and also cares for gentle horses that people can ride safely. A writing mentor for youth, a Crow speaker, and a self-proclaimed “old-timer,” Henry writes, takes care of horses and grandkids, and preserves language and thoughts that have been here a long time.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater on Jan. 31, 2019.
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