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Native History: The Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867

In the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867, five tribes ceded familiar lands and hunting grounds, in exchange for allotted reservation lands. They also unknowingly gave up their freedom to leave the reservation or practice their religion and traditions. Doing so was considered a breach of treaty, although the U.S. found reason to breach the treaty around 1903 when the Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock case was before the Supreme Court.

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Native American Film Series: “Skins”

Skins is as close to experiencing life on Pine Ridge, while also doing justice to the people and culture it represents.

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