Warriors from the Rez: Defending their own land

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A woman stokes the fire for a  sweat lodge ceremony in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near Allen. The sweat lodge is used by some Lakota veterans for spiritual cleansing. With an increasing number of veterans returning from war with post-traumatic stress disorder, and widespread alcohol and drug abuse, sweat lodge ceremonies offer  a way back.  With the help of medicine men and women, they help repair the damage done to their minds and spirits. Svetlana Bachevanova/The Stand