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In the Shadow of Wounded Knee

posted on July 23, 2012

At The National Geographic Magazine, Alexandra Fuller chronicles the efforts that the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation have undertaken to preserve their tribal customs, in particular the tribe’s “Sun Dance” ceremonies. “[E]very year during the summer there are more than 50 separate Sun Dances across Pine Ridge, up from the few held in secret decades ago,” writes Fuller. “At each ceremony scores of invited participants dance, meditate, pray, are purified in sweat lodges, and fast for days at a time.” 

Read at The National Geographic Magazine