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Short-sleeved dolman tee in lightweight tri-blend Tee
50% POLY 25% COTTON 25% RAYON
Small measures 17" wide x 25" long
Medium measures 17.5" wide x 26" long
Large measures 18" wide x 27" long
Measurements are taken by inches and are approximate.
Chest measurements are taken from arm pit to arm pit.
Length measurements are taken from the top of shoulders to the bottom hem line.
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Lakota Sioux, is ground zero for native issues in the US. It has been one of the poorest counties in America for the last 30 years. Unemployment levels on the reservation fluctuate between 80-90%. The life expectancy for men is only 48 years, roughly the same as Afghanistan and Somalia. Pine Ridge is also the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre where, in 1890, 350 Lakota, were slaughtered, ending the “Indian Wars.” More medals of honor (20) were given to the us 7th cavalry for the massacre than for any other “battle” in American history.
Fast forward 90 years: in 1980 the longest running court case in U.S. history, the United States v. The Sioux Nation, was ruled upon by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court determined that when the Sioux were resettled into reservations and 7 million acres of their land were opened up to prospectors and homesteaders, the terms of the second Fort Laramie Treaty had been violated. The court stated that The Black Hills (the spiritual home of the people) were illegally taken, and that the initial offering price plus interest must be paid to the Sioux Nation. as payment for the Black Hills, the court awarded $106 million to the Sioux nation. The Sioux refused the money withthe rallying cry “the black hills are not for sale” those words can still be found scrawled on walls and chanted in public in South Dakota today. After more than 150 years of broken treaties the fight for native rights to sacred lands continues. Beyond the Black Hills many other tribes are also fighting for treaty rights. -Aaron Huey
Aaron Huey is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer. Huey is widely known for his extensive work documenting the poverty and issues of the pine ridge indian reservation.
Artists Shepard Fairey, Ernesto Yerena, and photographer Aaron Huey made these images not for the purpose of giving collectors something to put in a frame, they did it to spread the message that the treaties have yet to be honored and that the struggle is not over. This is not a distant history. It is a living voice that echoes from coast to coast from many tribes and it deserves to be heard, repeated, and taught in our schools. Their hope is that this campaign can make these issues visible in public spaces.