INDIAN SUMMER

AT CAMP WOLAKOTA YUKINI, TROUBLED SIOUX TEENS LEARN THE TRADITIONS OF THEIR PAST AS THEY SEEK OUT A BETTER FUTURE

Forty young Lakota warriors stand in prayer at the edge of a South Dakota pasture. They bless themselves with sage smoke and thank the spirit of the buffalo that is about to give up its life. A few bison look up from their grazing as a pickup truck churns slowly across the field. Then the crack of a rifle scatters the herd: Rocky Afraid-of-Hawk drops a yearling bull with one clean shot. The teenage warriors, dressed in Fila sneakers and No Fear sweatshirts, scramble in for a closer look as the older men skin the carcass. Later the meat will be...

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