2015-09-02

Kenneth H. Steele



ROCKYFORD — Kenneth H. Steele, 61, U.S. Navy veteran, took his journey home to be with our Lord on August 16, 2015. He entered the Spirit World at Rapid City Regional Hospital where he had been bravely battling cancer and pneumonia which had taken its toll.Kenneth, affectionately known as Kenny by family and friends, was born on April 18, 1954, […]

The Forgotten history of ‘violent displacement’ of Indians that helped create the National Parks


  Tuesday marked the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, perhaps the most-loved division of the federal government. For many Americans, excursions to the national parks conjure up memories of family road trips, camp songs and hikes set in some of the country’s most beautiful locales. Ken Burns called the parks, “America’s best idea.” Cue Woody Guthrie: “This Land […]

Nation’s highest peak will now officially bear Native name



ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– In recognition of the long history of strong support from Alaska state, tribal and congressional leaders, and in resolution of an official request for a name change pending for 40 years, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the highest mountain in the United States and North America, formerly known as Mount McKinley, will […]

University of Louisville Libraries to share research collection with Oglala Lakota College



LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– The University of Louisville Libraries will share with Oglala Lakota College a significant collection of Lakota photos, recorded oral histories and songs.The collection is from research that Louisville research neurophysiologist Charles Ronald Corum conducted in South Dakota while he was a U of L master’s and doctoral student. Corum visited the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian reservations […]

Belinda Rose Talks



KYLE — Belinda Rose Talks, 57, entered the Spirit World on August 21, 2015 in Martin. She is survived by her children Leland Talks of Grand Junction, Colo., Johnnie Lynn Pinela, Nicolas Pinela, and Angel Pinela all of Rifle, Colo.; sisters Joyce Molina of Loveland, Colo., Cindy & Lonnie Bull Bear of Kyle, Maven Fizer of Lafayette, N.C., Sonya Shots of […]

Nathaniel Tobacco



OGLALA — Nathaniel Tobacco, 64 of Oglala, entered the Spirit World on August 28, 2015 at the Golden Living Center Black Hills in Rapid City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.  

Perry Hawkins



WANBLEE — Perry Hawkins, 39, of Wanblee, entered the Spirit World on August 29, 2015 near Wanblee. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.  

Darwin Eagle Louse Sr.



OGLALA — Darwin Eagle Louse Sr., 48, entered the Spirit World on August 23, 2015 in Rapid City.He is survived by his children Darwina (Cody) Matcham of Oklahoma, Darwin (Chante) Eagle Louse Jr. of Rapid City and Latonia Eagle Louse of Rapid City, brothers Darnell Eagle Louse of Rapid City, Alton Eagle Louse of Oglala, Malcolm Eagle Louse of Maritn […]

John Haas



PINE RIDGE — John Haas, 36, entered the Spirit World on August 25, 2015 in Rapid City.He is survived by his son Jonathan Haas of Rapid City; brothers Billy Joe Haas of Rapid City and Lester Walking Jr. of Pine Ridge; sister Gilma Haas of Pine Ridge; grandparents Floyd & Lorita Running Hawk and Joyce Bear Robe all of Pine […]

All Nations Championships to feature nine exciting Indian races daily



BILLINGS, Mont. –– The All Nations Indian Relay Championships will take Billings by storm in three weeks time! Indian Relay fans will converge at the MetraPark Grandstands Sept. 17-20, for four days of relay excitement as well as fun, cultural activities for the entire family. In addition to the featured Indian Relay races, audiences will experience three bonus races each […]