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Trail of Hope for Indian Housing Rallies D.C., Asks Congress to Act


The crew behind the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Trail of Hope for Indian Housing is headed back to Pine Ridge, but the dilapidated home they hauled all the way from South Dakota to D.C. will not be returning with them. The home was brought to D.C. to raise awareness of the dire housing situation on reservations like Pine Ridge, and a rally was held at Union Square near the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday to call Congress's attention to the plight of so many. After the successful event, the 1961 structure has been donated to the Smithsonian National Musuem of the American Indian to display in a forthcoming exhibit. The museum currently doesn't have space for the home, though, so the Piscataway Conoy in Accokeek, Maryland, has offered to store the building for the time being.



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