BURY MY HEART IN COMMITTEE

CONGRESS'S STINGINESS AND A POWERFUL SENATOR'S PHILOSOPHY MAY MEAN TRAGEDY FOR NATIVE AMERICANS

As dreams go, Michael Little Boy Sr.'s is a modest one. He would like to move. Not into a mansion. But into someplace better than where he lives now. Little Boy, 41, lives in a one-room shack. Along with him live his wife, five children and two nieces: nine people jammed into a space that measures 20 ft. by 20 ft. The house, on the Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation in South Dakota, has one tiny window with a plastic pane. It is made of Sheetrock and cheap wood siding. In winter the frigid South Dakota wind tears through it like...

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