Short Story / Non-Fiction
The broken dream and many promises on the Pine Ridge Reseration -
Broken dreams and promises a lot on the Pine Ridge
59 years after the adoption of the law "extinction of the Indian tribes" Termination short called President Barack Obama signed on 19 December 2009, a statement in which he "in the name of the people of the United States in all indigenous (native peoples) for the many incidents of violence, abuse and neglect, which the natives have been inflicted by citizens of the United States," for forgiveness asked.
He was 25 years old Who Knows at the effective date of termination. His family was affected by the termination. His parents agreed to the relocation of the reserve - the desperate social conditions in many Indian Reserve agreed to the relocation.
If you visit the Pine Ridge reservation today, you can hardly find time to improve.The living conditions for the reserve residents have not significantly improved. Still 40 percent of Lakota on Pine Ridge below the poverty line, unemployment is 85 percent.
He Who Knows, 85 years old, Lakota, a descendant of Sitting Bull, born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation wants to be Wild Horse program, give his people a glimmer of hope. All his life he devoted himself to his love for horses.Even before he could run his father sat on a horse. At the age of 10 years, He Who Knows was already a well known and popular wrangler. At 15, he was discovered by foreign visitors for the rodeo and encouraged. Even at 58 years, he rode 800 miles through the Great Plains.
His last tour, he is now 85 years old, he is dedicated to the preservation and protection of wild horses. The money goes into this tour, the Wild Horse Program in South Dakota.
If you are interested in an event with the Lakota Elder He Who Knows, the man is living history, organize, write us:
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The Lakota (part of the Sioux Nation) were the most respected horseman in American Indian History. Today they live with 87% unemployment, the worst in our nation. They may be hungry yet their horses are well fed.
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