Victory Day Celebration

Each year, indigenous tribes across America celebrate the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe Indians victory over General Custer and his troops at the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Battle of Greasy Grass). In Kiza Park on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota the celebration is three days long and includes camping, live music, workshops and horse races. The event kicked off on Friday June 23rd with live music and basketball and horseshoe tournaments. The Lakota Hemp Days Celebration was on Saturday June 24th and included workshops and demonstrations on hemp paper making, hemp plastics and hempcrete. The Victory Day Celebration was on Sunday June 25th and consisted of the War Pony Races and a reenactment of the Lakota’s victory in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. These are some of the photos I took on Sunday at the Victory Day Celebration.