You went through Pine Ridge? You came from the south? How is White Clay these days?
Eye opening. And my college age daughter was with me. We went out to wounded knee, then back through town, and headed on into the Black Hills and on to western Wyoming.
We had a great discussion about the fact that Pine Ridge is a pertri dish for what America would look like if the US govt ran everything with almost no local government.
There were propaganda signs everywhere, and every large structure was a government building of one kind or another.
We discussed why the absence of unlimited private property is so destructive. Every American should pass through there. If the federal footprint is so large there, and the result so poor, there are obvious questions to be asked. A racist answer is the go-to for some, but this evasion of truth only serves to protect the federal overlords and their local tribal vassals.