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Documentary Reveals Lakota Medicine Man Abused by Justice System


At first glance, the facts seemed straightforward. In October 1991, after a long-running family feud, Douglas White, a Lakota medicine man from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, was accused of sexually abusing his two grandsons. In January 1993, the 72-year-old White was sentenced to 292 months in federal prison with no hope of parole.

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