Archive for April, 1998

Another man’s poison: Profit and loss in White Clay

Friday, April 3rd, 1998

Originally aired April 3, 1998 on NET-TV
Reported by BILL KELLY, STATEWIDE Correspondent
STATEWIDE, NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

It could be the first week of any month of the year when paychecks and government support checks are cashed on the Ogallala Sioux reservation. A lot of that money makes its way to four little stores with licenses to sell beer.

[Don Schwarting, liquor store owner] “The Ogallala Sioux people are fun loving, humorous, good-natured people. They enjoy getting together and having a good time or going places and having a good time. And this involves alcohol usually.” (more…)