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Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills Releases "Wings of an Eagle"

If you have ever heard the amazing Olympic Gold-Medalist Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota) in lecture you will recall how he explained after his mother's death when he was 8-years-old, his father told him "right now your wings are broken, but someday you will have the wings of an eagle."

Tragically, four years later his father died. But, the words of his father didn't and he turned them into a dream to win an Olympic medal.

He did so 1964 in Tokyo when he won a Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter event. The first Native American to win in the category.


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