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What lead to The Battle of Little Big Horn: the victors’ point of view


Victory Day was observed on June 25 in honor of the defeat of Custer’s 7th Cavalry in 1876 near Little Big Horn. According to an article published in “The Oregon Sunday Journal” on January 14, 1912, the 7th Calvary was considered one of the finest cavalry units in the United States. The 1912 article, “E. H. Pickard, Former Trooper of […]

Rodeo action comes to Dupree

Corrine White Thunder: MMIW, unreported and missing since 2017


Another Native American woman has been found dead. She had not been seen or heard from since December 2017. According to reports, no one filed a missing person report on her. On Tuesday, June 11, Corrine White Thunder’s body was found in a car submerged in the Missouri River near Downs Marina in Pierre, SD. The next day, investigators positively […]

Girl Scouts launches in Eagle Butte


Girl power was in full force during Girl Scouts Troop 73111’s meeting last Thursday outside the TERO office in Eagle Butte. The troop, the only one within the state operating on a reservation, met the day before Flag Day and learned about the flag, its history and significance, and about the roles of veterans and akicitas. After their discussion, the […]

Cheyenne River observes Victory Day on Tuesday, June 25

On June 25, 1876, warriors from the Lakota and Cheyenne Nations defeated the 7th Calvary near the Little Bighorn River in present-day Montana. Hundreds of U.S. Calvary soldiers, led by Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer were defeated and killed, in what is known as the most decisive victory and worst defeat suffered by the United States military at the hands […]

Four of eight Dupree Rodeo club team members qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo


Roping began for Tayla Thorstenson when her father taught her to rope a calf dummy and then a live calf at the age of 7. In high school, Thorstenson has made it to state each of her four years, but 2019 resulted in the pinnacle of her high school rodeo experience when she earned 74 points and won first place […]

Wokiksuye in Cherry Creek


After heavy rains caused muddy roads and flooding, Cherry Creek community members rescheduled their traditional Memorial Day observance to take place on Father’s Day. The weather was beautiful, and families gathered at the UCC cemetery and began cleaning gravesites, setting up tables, chairs, and canopies near buried loved ones. In a tradition that has occurred for decades, families placed gift […]


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