Indians Shall Do Things in common
Means discusses the Oglala Lakota identity and cattle-raising on the Pine Ridge Reservation. For the Oglala Lakota, cattle represented an opportunity to maintain traditional culture and create a subsistence economy while adapting to reservation life. During the early reservation years, the Oglala herded their cattle communally, and all animals were branded with the Pine Ridge brand, the flying O. However, different ideas about the reservation's economic future lead to inequities between full-bloods and mixed-bloods that created deep and lasting divisions within Oglala culture. Bad Heart Bull, ...
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