Published June 15, 2005
By JOSHUA R. RUSSO
THE CHADRON RECORD
Tom Poor Bear, one of the Lakota speakers Saturday at an annual march from Pine Ridge, S.D. to White Clay, Nebraska to protest alcohol sales in the tiny village, told the crowd of about 300 demonstrators how he was greeted in White Clay at the first march six years ago.
Poor Bear spoke about snipers on the rooftops, trained attack dogs and tear gas. “The only weapon we had marching in here was wisdom, the wisdom of our elders, strength, the strength of our women and our future, the future of our children,” said Poor Bear. “We were not the criminals that day, we were the heroes.” (more…)