Warriors from the Rez: Defending their own land

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A structure of a sweat lodge next to the trailer of Cornel Conway. A Vietnam war veteran, Cornel used traditional healing methods to cure his PTSD. A Lakota uprising in 1973 at the town of Wounded Knee and its violent repression by federal authorities sparked a renewal of the Lakota culture, a culture which had been suppressed for most of the 20th century. Religious ceremonies, sundances and sweat lodges that had been maintained in secret became public. Svetlana Bachevanova/The Stand