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Wondering what sequestration might look like? Look at SD Reservations

The clock is ticking. Washington lawmakers have until March 1, this very Friday, to strike a budget deal and avoid “sequestration,” that is, massive, automatic spending cuts to both the military and vital social programs: The White House continued laying … Continue reading

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Selling History at Wounded Knee (or, the Ironies of History, Pt. II)

[As always when writing about Native affairs, I welcome comment and correction from my Native readers. You know your own business and your own history better than I do.] Noted horror and science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft once said, “From … Continue reading

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Pe’Sla (or, the Ironies of History)

As of last Friday (November 30), the papers are signed and the deal is done. The Great Sioux Nation has purchased Pe’Sla. This is a huge victory for the Lakota people. For them Pe’Sla, a patch of prairie in the … Continue reading

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