Howard Eagle Shield
Sioux of North Dakota
“This is my home, and my granddaughters are going to be here long after I’m gone,” Mr. Eagle Shield said.
He grew up in North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Reservation. “There was trees all the way through here, all the way down to the Nebraska border,” he said of his youth. “There were trees big enough that it would take five or six guys to hold their hands around to circle those trees. And they’re all flooded out; they’re gone after they put this dam up.”