was founded in 2008 by Kenny Bohling of Sevierville TN.
It all started after hearing Marty Stuart's song "Three Chiefs" on
our local radio station WDVX, in Knoxville TN. The song tells the
story of three of the great Lakota Sioux Chiefs of the past. After
hearing the song, Kenny purchased the Badlands CD on which the song
can be found. The song inspired Kenny to make his first trip to
South Dakota with a load of used blankets from local motels to help
the impoverished people of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation near
Rapid City South Dakota.
After seeing first hand the poverty of the reservation, Kenny wanted
to do more to help. Realizing that he had owned an American Bison
hide banjo strap for over 25 years, Kenny knew that the Lakota
people could make these fine straps....