Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Family Catches Rain to Offset Drought

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, South Dakota — Brown and yellow hills and fields stretch out around the Pine Ridge Reservation for miles in all directions. They’re not green because, like much of the rest of the country, South Dakota is in the middle of a drought year. Many municipalities are considering or have already begun water restrictions.

But one Lakota family is taking a step back into the past to find a new way to access water.

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the White Plume ranch, several young Lakota men and women are hard at work helping to attach gutters to the roof.

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