STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Russell Means and the Great Mystery
Russell Means is the latest South Dakota legend to die this year.
Means entered "the Great Mystery," as he referred to it, Monday morning. His death adds to the toll this year that includes George Mc... Posted on 10/22/12 at 8:19 AM
Tom Red Bird is one of the remaining people in the world who can speak Lakota, and he spends his days in a large airy room among 10 boys and girls, speaking to them only in the ancient language of their ancestors.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Native American tribe trying to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota's picturesque Black Hills is in negotiations with the landowners and has secured money for a deposit, though no final agreement has been reached, tribe officials said Tuesday.
WOUNDED KNEE — The Oglala Sioux Tribe occupies a seemingly prime piece of South Dakota — a vast, scenic reservation that stands near a crossroads for tourists visiting Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the historic Old West town of Deadwood and other popular sites.
ROSEBUD — With the Lakota-speaking population rapidly aging and decreasing, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota is trying to encourage young children to take an interest in a language that is, in many ways, secondary to English.
KYLE — As summer tourism season kicks off in South Dakota this weekend, staff from several of the state’s most popular attractions are learning about Lakota culture in an effort to drive visitors to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
A South Dakota company created to provide a healthy snack for American Indians expects its sales to grow by a third this year after seeing its product picked up by national grocery chain Whole Foods Markets.
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