List of lowest-income counties in the United States
The above chart shows the level of economic challenge that South Dakota is confronting. 7 of the 11 poorest counties in the U.S. are made up mostly of reservation land in South Dakota. All on the western side of the state (the tribes of Crow Creek, Pine Ridge, Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Rosebud). 
WHY has this happened? To help explain how this poverty came to exist, consider this from our colleague Chase Iron Eyes: one particular mining company among many operating in the Black Hills has taken close to $80 billion in gold of the area!
The Black Hills is land that the Sioux were promised by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and that the UN believes should be returned to them now. 
 
(via List of lowest-income counties in the United States - Wikipedia)

List of lowest-income counties in the United States

The above chart shows the level of economic challenge that South Dakota is confronting. 7 of the 11 poorest counties in the U.S. are made up mostly of reservation land in South Dakota. All on the western side of the state (the tribes of Crow Creek, Pine Ridge, Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Rosebud).

WHY has this happened? To help explain how this poverty came to exist, consider this from our colleague Chase Iron Eyes: one particular mining company among many operating in the Black Hills has taken close to $80 billion in gold of the area!

The Black Hills is land that the Sioux were promised by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 and that the UN believes should be returned to them now. 

 

(via List of lowest-income counties in the United States - Wikipedia)

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