This is a series of photos, video clips and words about
The Pine Ridge Reservation.., in South Dakota.. and about the poverty, radioactivity. and what is going on in Indigenous Reservations.., behind the majority of the public's eyes..
("May all corrupt Chiefs on all reservations ..and in all other Indigenous communities around the world....,
be identified.., peacefully removed..
..and replaced with people.. who are capable of doing the job.., ..honest.. and have "The Peoples".. best interest at heart..
...and so it must be..")
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.. (Wazí Aháŋhaŋ Oyáŋke)..,
..also called Pine Ridge Agency..,
is an Oglala Lakota Native American reservation..
..located in the U.S. state of South Dakota.
Originally included within the territory..
of the Great Sioux Reservation..,
Pine Ridge was established in 1889..,
in the southwest corner of South Dakota..,
.. on the Nebraska border.
Pine Ridge is the site of several events..,
..that marked tragic milestones in the history..
between the Sioux of the area..
..and the United States (U.S.) government.
Stronghold Table.., a mesa in what is today..
the Oglala-administered portion of Badlands National Park..
..was the location of the last of the Ghost Dances.
The U.S. authorities' attempt to repress this movement..
eventually led to the Wounded Knee Massacre..,
..on December 29, 1890.
A mixed band of Miniconjou Lakota and Hunkpapa Sioux,
led by Chief Spotted Elk, sought sanctuary at Pine Ridge
after fleeing the Standing Rock Agency,
where Sitting Bull had been killed during efforts to arrest him.
The families were intercepted..
by a heavily armed detachment of the Seventh Cavalry,
which attacked them,
killing many women and children
as well as warriors.
Changes accumulated in the last quarter of the 20th century.
In 1971.., the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST)..
started Oglala Lakota College..
A Tribal college.., which offers 4-year degrees.
The Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation..
is best described.., in three words:
..“third world country.”..
Over 95% of people live below the poverty line.
The median income per year is $2,600..
and the unemployment rate stays between 85% and 95%.
It is hard to believe the conditions are so horrendous
..inside the country that boasts of “opportunity for all”.
Severe poverty issues are not the only concerns
..for the reservation. The recent increases of uranium mining..
and a lack to clean up abandoned mines..,
cause problems., that could extend world-wide.
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I thank Grandfather & Chief Ted Thin Elk ....and all of his relations...; The Sicangu Lakota Sioux People..; The People Of Rosebud & Pine Ridge Reservations..; TRI-STAR PICTURES..; SONY PICTURES.; TCM.com..; WIKI..; Jason Shaw..; VueTunes.. .and to all the other brothers and sisters who have saved some great photos & video clips of Grandfather....
Philámayaye..! Many Blessings & Thanks..! Chi Miigwetch!....
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