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Day 26 - Threading the Needle

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


On this date… July 5, 1876… Montana

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

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Black and Tan

We are making our way east by way of the Badlands after a nice visit with my brother and his wife in the Black Hills. We drove the Needles Highway, visited Sylvan Lake and Custer State Park, and checked out the marvel that is Wind Cave. 354 more words


South Dakota: Black Hills and the Badlands


This is my second visit to South Dakota and I am once again amazed at how gorgeous the Black Hills are. It shows my ignorance but I never realized what lovely landscapes this state has. 393 more words

It's the Fourth of July Weekend!

The Fourth of July weekend means that it is time to get outside!  Enjoy parks, family, and fireworks.  But, one challenge this brings is that for many of these locations, glass bottles are banned.  270 more words


Rainbow Family of Living Light: Punked by the Indians

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

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Open Letter: Protect He Sapa, Stop Cultural Exploitation

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

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