Front Page Indians - This Week Fifty Years Ago

This week’s CAIRNS Etanhan Wotanin column reprints four articles that appeared on the front pages of South Dakota newspapers fifty years ago this week, December 27-31, 1971, and asks why issues of equity, inclusion and diversity that were front page news then are still issues today. The column, “Front Page Indians - This Week Fifty Years Ago,” can be read now by clicking here, or later this week in the Lakota Times newspaper.

The image above is a detail from “Spirit of the West,” an artwork by Edwin Blashfield, created in 1910, that is in the governors office in the South Dakota State Capitol building. It is presently covered and therefore cannot be viewed.