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Friday, August 17, 2012

Flouting Treaty of 1868 still at work,


Lakota teenagers await an incoming storm near Wounded Knee.

After publishing a series of photographs three years which took a  look at the poverty and despair at Pine Ridge, Aaron Huey has returned to look at and listen to some other aspects of Lakota life. The new series is in The New York Times.  

But the assault on sacred land which is invested with meaning of Lakota culture goes on. A ranch that was claimed as a homestead immediately after Custer invaded the Black Hills near Wind Cave is up for sale.  Larry Kurtz points at some attempts to raise money so the Lakota people can bid on it.  

Two writers at Indian Country Today explain the significance of the land.  Winona LaDuke has a piece titled "Black Hills:  Auction of the Sacred,"  and Ruth Hopkins has an article titled "Black Hills Auction:  Saving Pe' Sla."

In 150 years, there has never been a cease fire in the war on Indians.



1 comment:

larry kurtz said...

Here's some more herstory from Renee Holt, David. What a breathtaking photo.

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