For more than 125 years, the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska has served just one purpose. It has existed for the sole purpose of circumventing the ban on alcohol sales throughout the neighboring Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Reservation. For more than 125 years, the town has been a major lightening rod for activists wishing to stop [ Read On… ]

The Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation is among the oldest and largest in the entire country. Established in the 1870s, the reservation has a storied past and formed a crucial part of U.S. history. Once home to some of the greatest names of the Old West, such as Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, today, the [ Read On… ]

In April of this year, the Nebraska Liquor Control Board finally did what lawmakers, politicians and sheriffs had been threatening to do since 1880, they revoked the beer sales licenses of the four liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, effectively ending the ability of Natives from the nearby Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation to easily access [ Read On… ]

The Nebraska Liquor Control Board has recently voted unanimously to end the 130 year reign of Whiteclay, Nebraska as the go-to watering hole for the residents of the dry Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation. The town has long served as a means by which the reservation’s residents, many of whom have historically struggled with alcoholism, [ Read On… ]

Whiteclay, Nebraska has long been famous for just one thing: selling booze to Indians. Located just a few feet over the state line, the town has specialized in selling alcohol to the dry Pine Ridge Reservation since the late 1800s.   There has long been a widespread perception that the provision of alcohol to the [ Read On… ]