Last dry SD reservation voting on alcohol sales

by Blogburger on August 13, 2013

In this Aug. 8, 2013, photo Crystal Tail, left, Stanley Flying Hawk, center, and Aloysius White Dress in Whiteclay, Neb., where they live in the towns barren streets to avoid arrest on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for being drunk. A special election is being held Tuesday, Aug. 13, on whether to end prohibition and allow the tribe to sell alcohol and use the profits for education and detoxification and treatment centers, for which there is currently little to no funding. (AP Photo/Carson Walker)PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Jobs and confidence are in short supply on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the rugged beauty of South Dakota's Badlands contrasts sharply with dilapidated houses, rusted-out vehicles on blocks and trash in the streets — symbols of a helplessness fueled largely by an influx of bootlegged alcohol.

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