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Pine Ridge Reservation signs defaced with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti

 

February 4, 2021

Two welcome signs on the Pine Ridge Reservation were defaced with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti in late January 2021. Photos courtesy Oglala Sioux Tribe

The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe this week condemned the racially-charged and anti-Semitic vandalism of two signs welcoming visitors to the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota.

Over the weekend, the two signs were spray-painted with a derogatory term involving President Joseph Biden, the letters "KKK", and a swastika over a tribal flag.

One of the signs reads: "Welcome to Oglala Lakota County." The other reads: "You are entering the land of Red Cloud. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Home of Oglala Sioux Indian Tribe." They are near the tribe's northern border, just south of Kadoka in the Badlands along South Dakota State Highway 73.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/02/03/pine-ridge-reservation-signs-defaced-with-racist-and-anti-semitic-graffiti/

 

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