Rapid City, South Dakota – A member and resident of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota came home from a 14-day stay in the hospital to find he had been horribly mutilated. Three Ks can be easily seen carved or burned into his abdomen in the shocking photograph taken the day after he came home.
Vernon Traversie, who is completely blind, said his nightmare began when he had a heart attack while at the Heart Doctors office in Rapid City last August. He said they immediately sent him a few blocks away to Rapid City Regional Hospital for emergency surgery….read the rest: LAKOTA MAN ACCUSES HOSPITAL OF HEALTHCARE HATE CRIME, By Evelyn Red Lodge
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This is so awful it hurts.
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Progression of Lakota dress designs. side-fold dress from before 1830s, then a 2-hide dress until until the later half of the 1800s, then the 3-hide dress. The later cloth dress was around since the mid-1800s. The two that are still worn today is the 3-hide dress and cloth dress.