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Cankú Lúta, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Tokalas, is committed to education, service, and preservation of American Indian Culture.


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Who Are Tokalas?

Many believe that stories about Lakota Tokalas (Kit Foxes) are legends or ancient history. In reality, these warriors are very much alive today, still giving their lives to protect their people. Canku Luta was founded by Tokalas, the oldest warrior society in the northwestern hemisphere.


"In some societies such as the Kit Foxes (Tokala), there were death-defying men, sashwearers, who, during a battle, pinned their sashes to the ground as a sign that they would fight it out on the spot until victory or death."

"The Plains Indians still have the most highly ritualized war-story tradition in North America. The Lakota people have held out from the 1850s through the 1900s in the longest heroic resistance to the incursion of white armies, and no other tribes have so carefully recorded the heroic deeds of warriors - on tipis, war shields, embroidery, and of course, in the body of legends which are told today." (Excerpt of article by Ray Stark


A Tokala Story:

"During the night the chief heard the coyote howl four times. The chief understood and gathered the men of his party together. There some Tokala, some Kit Fox warriors were there. They sang a Strongheart song:

I am the fox.

I am supposed to die.

I already threw my life away.

Something daring,

Something dangerous,

I wish to do.

They painted their faces black. They made themselves sacred. They prepared to fight and to die. They said that it would be a good day for a man to give his life."

-------Excerpt from a story about how Kangi Shunka, Crow Coyote (which the white census takers misunderstood and made into Crow Dog) got his name - Told by Henry Crow Dog on Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, in 1969, and recorded by Richard Erdoes.

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