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"The republic is a dream.
Nothing happens unless first a dream."

      (Carl Sandburg, "Washington Monument by Night")

      What   is   your   dream   of  America?  During  this
Bicentennial  Era,  it  seems  natural  to  attend  to our
American Dream. The Sundance Ideal supports such a
national dream quest.  In  fact,  Sundance  and  Dream
America are of one symbolic blood.
      For  example,  important symbols from both mythic
traditions  were  present  in  the vision of that revered
native American prophet, Dekanawidah, who visioned
the  people  as  many  roots  and  branches  of the One
Tree;  and  atop   this   tree   was   the  protective  and
farsighted   Eagle.   With   this   vision,   and   with  the
eloquence   of   Hiawatha,   the   Iroquois   nation  was
formed.  Our  Founding  Fathers incorporated aspects
of  the  Iroquois  government  into  their design for the
tripartite  government   of  our  republic  of  sovereign
states.  And  we  have  as  national symbols the Liberty
Tree and, of course, the Eagle.  Even more significant,
our  national  motto  is   "EPluribus Unum"   ("Out  of
many, One"),  an  ideal  which  is  at  the  heart  of  the


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