The United States government first took an antagonistic stance towards the Native American tribes. While it is quite fashionable today to paint such actions as Red Cloud War, the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Trail of Tears as genocidal, racist policies, it is important to remember that Native Americas were such a formidable military opponent [ Read On… ]

In late April of this year, the Nebraska State Liquor Control Board dealt a decisive blow to the four liquor stores operating in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. Since the early 1880s, the town’s one industry had been the provision of beer and booze to the Native Americans of the nearby Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux [ Read On… ]

The Pine Ridge Indian reservation is the birthplace of some of the most impressive folklore in Native American history. Home to some of the Lakota Sioux’s greatest heroes, such as Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, the Pine Ridge reservation has played perhaps a more important role than any other reservation of its kind in shaping [ Read On… ]

Terry Robbins is the sheriff of Sheridan County, Nebraska. He oversees a vast area, being responsible for one of the largest counties in the country. The county only has a population density of 2.2 people per square mile, making it one of the least densely populated places in America. This presents some unique law enforcement [ Read On… ]

The Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Indian reservation is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Formed from the harsh landscape of Southern South Dakota, it has served as the ancestral home of the Lakota people for millennia. The area has been home to such famous figures and heroes of the Sioux [ Read On… ]

For almost 150 years, the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska has been the primary source of alcohol for the residents of the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation. The reservation has been dry, completely banning the sale of alcohol, since its establishment in the 1870s. The town of Whiteclay quickly sprang up, just a few miles south [ Read On… ]