Charles Michael Ray http://wmuk.org en A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors http://wmuk.org/post/dry-reservation-clashes-its-liquor-store-neighbors At the Pine Ridge Reservation just outside the town of Whiteclay, Neb., an upside-down American flag flies on a wooden pole next to a teepee. About 60 people gathered here Monday to protest as beer truck drivers unloaded cases into a Whiteclay liquor store a few hundred yards away.<p>Whiteclay has one paved street and four liquor stores. Alcohol is banned on Pine Ridge, but alcoholism is rampant here and the unemployment rate hovers around 80 percent. The town sells the equivalent of about 5 million cans of beer annually — mostly to impoverished tribal residents. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:48:00 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 6308 at http://wmuk.org A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors The Slow Carving Of The Crazy Horse Monument http://wmuk.org/post/slow-carving-crazy-horse-monument South Dakota is famously home to Mount Rushmore, but it's also been making room for a second colossal mountain carving that, when finished, will dwarf the four presidents.<p>The sculpture in progress is of the Lakota warrior Chief Crazy Horse astride a stallion with his arm and pointed hand stretched out over the horse's mane. It's taking awhile. The <a href="http://crazyhorsememorial.org/">Crazy Horse Memorial</a> — taller than the Washington Monument and well over two football fields wide — has been 64 years in the making. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 23:19:00 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 961 at http://wmuk.org The Slow Carving Of The Crazy Horse Monument