Oglala Sioux Indians—unemployed or underemployed--on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, 2010, photograph by Aaron Huey
Courtesy of the photographer
More than half of the 15,000 Oglala Sioux living on sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are living in poverty, with 21% living in extreme poverty. Pine Ridge is also hindered by low education levels, low employment, substandard housing, and poor health care.
Lines of people at the offices of the Baltimore City Welfare Office, Maryland, 1975
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Thomas J. O'Halloran, photographer, LC-U9- 30713-10
The early 1970's was a time of economic recession and unemployment in America. Unemployment rates were at 7.7% in 1976; the highest since the Great Depression era.
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