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PINE RIDGE

This is Red Cloud Cemetery next to Red Cloud School overlooking Pine Ridge on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The double crosses in the foreground are for twin infants. Pine Ridge Reservation is in Shannon County, which is the poorest county in the United States. Recent figures show that causes of death for Indians compared to everyone else in the country are as follows.
Alcoholism-627% higher
Tuberculosis-533% higher
Diabetes-249% higher
Accidents-204% higher
Suicide-47% higher
Pneumonia/flu-71% higher
Homicide-63% higher higher