A young boy plays with a bow on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Lakota (Sioux). They are the tribe that suffered the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre, in December of 1890, in which over 100 unarmed women and children were killed. Since that day Wounded Knee, and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, have been a symbol of the wrongs inflicted on Native Americans by the descendants of Europeans. Pine Ridge is also the quintessential example of the failures of the reservation system, with staggering statistics on everything from violent crime to education.
From the series Why We Look Again, by Aaron Huey of National Geographic.