Mahpiyato - traditional Lakota Cannupa maker

Mahpiyato (Blue Cloud), Sonny Zimiga the traditional Lakota Cannupa Maker, Hot Springs South Dakota: “A person needs the Cannupa to pray by him or herself and for most of the ceremonies.The Cannupa knows what‘s best for a person. The Cannupa and the spirits know and see more than we do"

The Pine ridge reservation

The Badlands look beautiful, but almost nothing grows there, except herbs and grasses.