Monthly Archives: March 2014

First American Citizens Living Third World Lives

Cheyenne River Indians battle staggering unemployment Nomann Merchant, Associated Press ZIEBACH COUNTY, S.D. (AP) — In the barren grasslands of Ziebach County, there’s almost nothing harder to find in winter than a job. This is America’s poorest county, where more than 60 percent of people live at or below the […]

“The first among us must not be last.”

March 6, 1968 To the Congress of the United States: Mississippi and Utah–the Potomac and the Chattahoochee–Appalachia and Shenandoah . . . The words of the Indian have become our words–the names of our states and streams and landmarks. His myths and his heroes enrich our literature. His lore colors […]