Published Thursday, October 21, 2004
BY EVELYN NIEVES
WASHINGTON POST; Page A01
Politicians’ Talk Means Little on Troubled S.D. Reservation
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — When the president came to town, Geraldine Blue Bird was lucky enough to be living in a four-room shack with 28 other people.
Had she been better off, President Bill Clinton’s 1999 summer “poverty tour” to the Oglala Lakota Sioux reservation might have overlooked her house among all the other cabins and trailers doing hard time in her neighborhood. But even in the poorest patch of the poorest place in the country, the Blue Bird residence stood out. (more…)