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Military personnel make personal sacrifices of freedom and life in protective service to America and its ideals


The citizens of the United States are only civilians when distinguished from the country’s military personnel. Movies have depicted the difference between the two citizenship experiences – the civilian before he or she enters the military and the soldier who returns home. Some returning soldiers are better for the training and discipline they learned and practiced in their service to […]

Election Day welcomes voters of the CRST

Interactive media launch warrants a freebie – Here’s your WRE – for FREE! It’s on us!


The West River Eagle launched interactive media on September 13, 2018. Interactive media is a new and exciting way to share videos and photos of events that are covered in our newspaper. Readers can download the free West River app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store onto their mobile device to begin watching videos or seeing […]

Swift Bird Head Start construction has begun


The brand new school is one of five on the reservation according to www.headstartprogram.us. The Cheyenne River Head Start in Swift Bird will provide child care and early education for children and families who need the time and help preparing them for Tiospaye Topa School. Children 3-5 years of age can be cared for while young parents are able to […]

Elementary Student Council Halloween costume parade

The Elementary Student Council held a Halloween Costume Parade on Wednesday afternoon.  PreK-6th grade students lined up and paraded through the High School hallways to show off their Halloween costumes.  They then went to the gym and were entertained by a flash mob from the after school program students, led by Mrs. Shannon, Miss Amber and Miss Brooks.

Treaty meeting in Green Grass: CRST Treaty Council appointed


On October 20-21 a treaty meeting was held at the Green Grass community building and numerous topics were discussed on both days. The meeting was coordinated by Vivian High Elk and was MC’d by spiritual leader Ivan Looking Horse. Dignitaries from across Indian Country attended the two-day event and included Chief Floyd Hand, Melvin Garreau, Melda Garreau, Remi Bald Eagle, […]

Rediscovering Íŋyaŋ Phežúta, the lost Medicine Rock of the Lakota


Those who are old enough to remember the Old Cheyenne Agency probably remember the Íŋyaŋ Phežúta, the Medicine Rock, which once lay not very far from the east bank of the Missouri River near what was then known as Forest City in modern day Potter County. Since 1990 the Medicine Rock has been housed in the Dakota Sunset Museum, which […]

Wanagi Tipi: Spook house offers free fun for all


Screams, squeals, and laughter could be heard from Wanagi Tipi, a spook house that took place at the Wolves Den Boxing Club in Eagle Butte this past weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the spook house held three sessions of “spookiness” geared for appropriate age groups. A light snack and educational material was also provided for all participants. The spook house […]

State Bank of Eagle Butte’s Trunk or Treat contest brings out fun, festive ideas

The State Bank of Eagle Butte held the Trunk or Treat contest on Thursday, October 25. Winners of the contest were: 1st – Remi and Alaina Bald Eagle with their Pun mpkin Patch Theme; 2nd – Janelle Hollow Horn with her Vampire Theme; 3rd – Richard Lawrence with his Spider Web Theme.

Tasunka Ohola completes equine training, brings skills back to Bridger


“Two things Bridger has: people and horses. How can we combine that to make a good life for our kids?,” said Elizabeth Lone Eagle. On October 16, the Tasunka Ohola Booster Club travelled to Manderson and attended Oglala Lakota College’s Horse Health and Maintenance Training. Tasunka Ohola (Respects His Horse) was created by Lone Eagle and LaVae Red Horse, both […]


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