Limited housing, poor economy plagues reservation
Eagle Butte, S.D. - How does this history affect life in Cheyenne River today?
A visitor's first impressions can be deceiving. The physical environment is awe-inspiring. The sky casts a presence. Land rolls before the eye. There is a power here.
The Lakota people tend to be friendly and easygoing. Many display a solid sense of humor. You don't shake hands hard in Cheyenne River. That's rude. Traffic moves slowly and respectfully in Eagle Butte. Time passes with a stillness and quietude that vanishes "out in the rest of America."