I’ve saved the Needles Highway scenic ride for today. I’m up early to dry out my tent and be first in line to grab some much needed caffeine. 611 more words
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On this date in 1876, one day after the nation celebrated its Centennial, the news of Custer’s Last Stand reached the media.
Eight years earlier, in 1868, the Great Sioux Reservation was “set apart for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Indians and no unauthorized person shall ever be permitted to pass over, settle upon, or reside in.” It included Paha Sapa, the Black Hills, sacred homeland of the Sioux, at its center. 976 more words
July 2, 2015: Talking to True Believers
The air is rife with self-righteous indignation and B.O. in Pennington County this week as several hundred uninvited guests descend on the Black Hills to share the sacrament of pot smoking and nudity. 958 more words
The planned Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering (herein Rainbow) in He Sapa, the Black Hills, has caused serious tensions within the Oceti Sakowin. Many of us see the Rainbow gathering as engaging in cultural exploitation, and some of their activities as desecrating our holiest site by appropriating and practicing faux Native ceremonies and beliefs. 1,427 more words