Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota
The Lakota Nation and the Legacy of American Colonization
The American landscape we know today is marked by a history of genocide, forced relocations, and the search for one people’s freedom at the cost of many others’. The Indigenous populations across this land were murdered, traumatized, and relocated to often unfamiliar territory to create what is now the United States. Once removed from sight, Native voices have been stifled by the conditions on reservations and the legacy of colonialism.