'It's home': The saga of two Dakota Sioux reservations, born of injustice, but enduring cultural homelands

Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota and Lake Traverse Reservation, which is mostly in South Dakota but extends into North Dakota, are Dakota Sioux reservations. Their stories illustrate why reservations were created -- originally with the intent to assimilate natives into mainstream society, but persist as vital places to preserve native culture and traditions and to enable self-determination. 
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