Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation

by Patrick Strickland

Three Laokta horsemen.
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which encompasses more than 2.8 million acres, was established in 1889 Photo: Patrick Strickland/Al Jazeera  

A portrait of poverty in America in a place where life expectancy is the second-lowest in the western hemisphere (after Haiti) and 80 percent of people are unemployed.


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